This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on all things track & field!

This is Coffee with Larry for Friday, March 8, 2024.

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Our topics:

1. Mike Rowbottom wrote his fifth column on the Long Jump controversy. https://www.runblogrun.com/2024/02/a-view-of-athletics-number-5-new-debate-over-long-jump-change-takes-off-as-lewis-flies-into-the-argument.html

Miltiadis Tentoglou takes WC gold in 8.50m and 8.52m! by Kevin Morris.

2. This is a fun piece by Mike Rowbottom on Charley Paddock! https://www.runblogrun.com/2024/02/a-view-of-athletics-paris-1924-recalled-charley-paddocks-leap-of-faith.html

1924 Paris Olympic stadium, completely refurbished for 1924, photo courtesy of IOC

3. Noah Lyles took silver in the 60m and silver on the 4x400m,
Noah Lyles, the Clocks Doesn’t Lie, by Cathal Dennehy, https://www.runblogrun.com/2024/03/noah-lyles-the-clock-doesnt-lie.html

4. Rob Walker, “I was born to do commentary,” by Deji Ogeyingbo, https://www.runblogrun.com/2024/03/rob-walker-i-was-born-to-do-commentary.html

Rob Walker, Glasgow World Indoor, March 1, 2024, photo by Deji Ogeyingo

5. Femke Bol took 2 gold in Glasgow.
Femke Bol Walks on Water, by Stuart Weir, https://www.runblogrun.com/…/femke-bol-walks-on-water.html

Femke Bol takes anchor for Netherlands, photo by Kevin Morris

6. Is Karsten a crazy Viking or just a guy from Norway?
Karsten Warholm, “It’s mostly for fun, to work in the snow”, by Deji Ogeyingbo, https://www.runblogrun.com/2024/03/its-mostly-for-fun-karsten-warholms-decision-to-train-in-snow.html

Karsten Warholm, London 2017, with Jonathan Edwards, BBC, photo by Martin Bateman

7. Jemma Reekie took her first global medal.

A Silver Medal for Jemma Reekie, by Stuart Weir, https://www.runblogrun.com/…/silver-for-jemma-reekie.html

8. The New Balance Indoor Champs are held March 7-10 in Boston. The first three days are at #ReggieLewis, and the last day is at #TheTRACKAtNewBalance! www.newbalance.com and www.runnerspace.com

9. NCAA Indoor Track Champs, Div 1, are March 8-9 at #TheTrackatNewBalance, check out www.ncaa.com

10. The NIKE Indoor is the same weekend, March 7-10, at the #NIKEArmory in New York, www.runnerspace.com

11. I’m still not sure why two brands that care so much about high school participation limit participation in their events and hold events on the same weekend. It’s not good for the sport.

12. This is my assessment of the US performances in Glasgow: https://www.runblogrun.com/2024/03/team-usa-in-glasgow-an-assessment.html

See you tomorrow for Coffee with Larry!

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