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This is Coffee with Larry for Thursday, April 11, 2024.

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Our topics:

1. We are in Boston Marathon week, and the event happens on Monday, April 15, 2024. This is Boston Marathon 128!

127th Boston Marathon
April 17, 2023, photo by Kevin Morris

2. Boston Marathon will be shown on ESPN from 8.30 AM Eastern to 12.30 AM Eastern. ESPN+ will show streaming from 4AM.

3. Seb Coe announced World Athletics will provide $50k US to Olympic track and field gold medalists, the first International Federation to provide money for gold medals. Here is the release:

Seb Coe 2023 end of year, from World Athletics

4. Hypocrisy abounds. The IOC says nothing. Amateurism was a program made to keep working-class athletes out of sport and cater to wealthy males. We believe this is a great move!

5. Feature on the Voice of the Marathon, Larry Rawson, by Ian Eckersley, please read about the Voice of the Boston Marathon for the last 50 years!

Larry Rawson, photo courtesy of Larry Rawson

6. Our most popular story in Budapest! An Epic Competition, by Stuart Weir,

7. Five Suggestions for NIKE as they return to retail:

The NIKE Oregon Waffle, a personal pair of the late Steve Prefontaine, is up for auction. Bids close September 15, 2022, by Sotheby’s.

8. The most read story of the last 3 years: Noah Lyles, the Clock Does Not Lie! by Cathal Dennehy,

Noah Lyles, 60-meter silver medalist, styling, photo by Deji Ogeyingbo, Glasgow, Scotland, March 1-3, 2024

9. Eight Questions with Jess McClain, 4th in 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (now a sponsored Brooks Running athlete) , by Larry Eder,

Jess McClain signs with Brooks Running, photo by Brooks Running

See you tomorrow on Coffee with Larry!