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This is Coffee with Larry for Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
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Our topics:
1. The Drake Relays concluded on Saturday, April 27, 2024; here are the results: https://results.drakerelays.us/ 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, https://pennrelaysonline.com/Results/schedule.aspx Flotrack covered Penn Relays. For first year in many, Penn did not have a terrestrial tv window.
3. The Suzhou Shanghai Diamond League was on
April 27, 2024, some great performances!
https://www.runblogrun.com/…/yangtze-delta Coverage was global coverage with the US broadcast team; pretty good show.
4. Did you see the results from the first DL meet of the season, Xiamen, last week? https://www.runblogrun.com/…/eight-observations-on-the Many say the first meet is much better than the second.
Selemon Barega takes the 5,000m, photo by Suzhou/Shanghai Diamond League
5. Event-by-event review of Suzhou meeting, from EME News: https://www.runblogrun.com/…/mondo-close-at-625-barega
6. Here’s another piece on Suzhou/Shanghai, https://www.runblogrun.com/…/athletes-flying-at-the
7. 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.
8. Kudos to #USATFbermuda, which had great runs from #AbbySteiner, #NoahLyles and #TamaraDavis, plus the incomparable #Kiranijames.
9. The LA Grand Prix is May 17/18, www.usatf.org. We are hoping to find some info on the races and fields.
10. adidas Atlanta City Games is May 18, 2024; more to come on this one!
11. Nike Pre Classic May 25, 2024, is a one-day affair that should rock! www.nikepreclassic.com Gudaf Tsegay is going for a WR at 10,000m to start off the meet!
12. The US Olympic Trials will be June 20-29, 2024, in the track capital of Lane Country, Eugene, Oregon.
Valerie Allman takes the discus, second DL in a row, with a big throw! photo by Suzhou/Shanghai DL
13. Here’s our piece on Morgan Lake from Stuart Weir: https://www.runblogrun.com/…/morgan-lake-talks-coaching
14: I really enjoyed this interview with Zach Panning! https://www.runblogrun.com/…/zach-panning-six-questions
15. European Championships are looming, June 7-12. It should be fun!
See you Wednesday on #CoffeewithLarry.