This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on all things track & field!
This is Coffee with Larry for Tuesday, December 19, 2023.
Our topics:
1. More deep thoughts on Seb Coe’s Interview.
2. Seb Coe knows how to control the narrative.
3. Seb Coe makes it very clear WA will model all WC in the future after Budapest: great crowds, huge numbers on the platform, 170 countries taking broadcast, and great performances!
4. Some thoughts on the late John Hendershott and Track & Field News!
Famed TFN writer Jon Hendershott and Christian Taylor, 2017, photo courtesy of TFN site
5. Why you should subscribe to Track & Field News.
6. Seb Coe has 4 years left, he wants to make it count.
7. Seb Coe wants to shake up the sport, make it more professional, build the fan base, and build sponsorship of the sport.
Noah Lyles, Mondo Duplantis, Emmanuel Wanyonyi, Prince Albert of Monaco, Seb Coe of World Athletics, Faith Kipyegon, Faith Cherotich, Kelvin Kiptum, photo by Mattia Ozbot
8. RunBlogRun got 6 million readers a day on all platforms during Budapest, our record!
9. The sport is still recovering from the pandemic.
10. Athletics Integrity Unity doing a great job in a culture of minefields.
11. The AOY award, while well-meaning, does need recognition.
12. The Dubai Marathon is on January 7, 2024, https://www.dubaimarathon.org.
14. Astana Opens the World Indoor Tour Gold meetings, on January 27, 2024!
15. RAK Half Marathon is February 24, 2024 https://www.RAKHalfmarathon.com
16. World Indoor Champs, Glasgow, Scotland, https://worldathletics.org/…/world-athletics…/glasgow24
17. Do not forget USATF Indoors in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Feb. 16-17, 2023,
See you tomorrow in #CoffeeWithLarry

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