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

This is Coffee with Larry for Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

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Our topics:

1. The importance of the 70th anniversary of the first sub-four-minute mile on May 6, 1954, at the Iffley Road Track at the University of Oxford should never be underestimated. Sir Roger Bannister, Chris Brasher, and Chris Chataway inspired generations of young men and women. Three thousand fans were there seventy years ago to see the Three Musketeers, as they were called, break four-minutes in challenging weather.

The shoes worn by Sir Roger Bannister on May 6, 1954 to run his 3:59.4WR, photo courtesy of Bring Back the Mile.

2. The Doha Diamond League is this weekend, May 10 (Friday), you can find info here;

3. The USATF LA Grand Prix is less than two weeks away, May 17-18, 2024,…/2024-usatf-los-angeles…/schedule

4. The NIKE Pre Classic is Saturday, May 25, 2024. It is one of my fave meets in the world. It gave generations of American track and field fans a chance to see the World’s finest without leaving North America! Be there!

ShaCarri Richardson, 2023 Nike Pre Classic, photo by Brian K. Eder/RunBlogRun

5. The European Champs are in Rome, Italy, from June 7-12, 2024; check out the info here:

6. The U.S. Olympic Trials is June 21-30 in Eugene, Oregon; check info here:…/2024-u-s-olympic-team…/schedule

7. The World Relays were absolutely fantastic! Here is Justin Lagat’s first story; four more are to come!…/exciting-start-to-the

8. The US won the Mixed 4×4, Men’s 4×1, Women’s 4×1, and Women’s 4×4; they made the Men’s 4×4 in Paris after a DQ for lane infringement, giving the US max of 5 events with the team in each! Gabby Thomas ran the 4x100m and 4x400m with less than 20 minutes break.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – MAY 05: 4×100 Metres Relay Women Final at World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24, Bahamas. (Photo by Francesca Grana / World Athletics)

9. Today’s big announcement is that Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone withdrew from the 400m hurdles and moved to the 200 meters, where she will race Abby Steiner, Jenna Prandini, and Gabby Thomas.

See you tomorrow on #CoffeewithLarry.