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This is Coffee with Larry for Saturday, May 4, 2024.
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Our topics:
1. The Drake Relays concluded on Saturday, April 27, 2024; here are the results: Besides its streaming on USATF.TV, Runnerspace, it had two hours on CBS.
2. The Penn Relays were an amazing success this past weekend, ended Saturday, April 27, 2024, Flotrack covered Penn Relays. For the first year in many, Penn did not have a terrestrial TV window.
Yared Nuguse winning mile at Millrose Games, photo by Kevin Morris.
3. The World Relays are in the Bahamas this weekend, May 4 and 5. The 4x100m, 4x400m, and Mixed 4x400m teams for the #Paris2024 Olympics will be decided at the World Relays. You can watch the Relays on Peacock.
4. The first two meets of the Diamond League in China were a resounding success! I hope to visit them in 2024. The crowds embraced the meets, the global broadcast was quite good, and the performances were fantastic.
5. Kudos to #USATFbermuda, which had great runs from #AbbySteiner, #NoahLyles and #TamaraDavis, plus the incomparable #Kiranijames.
Abby Steiner takes the 200m, 2024 Bermuda Grand Prix, photo by USATF.
6. Big News on the USATF LA Grand Prix! This is from EME News!
LOS ANGELES (USA): More names for the Los Angeles Grand Prix (WACT Gold) on May 18 have been revealed by organizers. Ackeem Blake, Kenny Bednarek, and Letsile Tebogo will join Christian Coleman in the 100m. Former Olympic and World champion Dalilah Muhamad will challenge Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone in her 400m hurdles come-back. Olympic silver medallist Mohammed Ahmed joins a stellar trio of Joshua Cheptegei, Jacob Kiplimo, and Selemon Barega in the 5000m, and Briton Katie Snowden challenges Diribe Welteji in the 1500m. For the men’s 1500m, Ollie Hoare, Reynold Cheruiyot, and teenage star Cameron Myers have been announced.
Sydney McLaughlin Levrone, Wanda Diamond League Athletics Meeting
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July 21, 2023, Monaco, photo by Kevin Morris
7. adidas Atlanta City Games is May 18, 2024; more to come on this one! The stars of adidas will be seen in Atlanta!
Styling at the 2024 Bermuda Grand Prix, photo courtesy of USATF
8. Nike Pre Classic May 25, 2024, is a one-day affair that should rock! At, Gudaf Tsegay is going for a WR at 10,000m to start the meet! I am looking forward to the women’s 100 meters and the men’s shot put, among other events.
Gudaf Tsegay celebrates her 5000m WR of 14:00.21! Photo by Brian Eder for RunBlogRun
9. The US Olympic Trials will be June 20-29, 2024, in the track capital of Lane Country, Eugene, Oregon.
10. Here’s our piece on Morgan Lake from Stuart Weir:…/morgan-lake-talks-
Morgan Lake, HJ, Instanbul 2023, photo by Getty Images for European Athletics
11: I really enjoyed this interview with Zach Panning!…/zach-panning-six-questions
Zach Panning, 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris
12. The European Championships are coming soon, June 7-12. It will be fun! RunBlogRun will cover the event live, and you can watch it live via European streaming. We will post!
See you next Monday on #CoffeewithLarry.
This is the complete recording of the May 4, 2024 podcast, Coffee with Larry: