This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on track & field!
This is Coffee with Larry for Monday, April 15, 2024, Patriots Day, and the 128th edition of the Boston Marathon!
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Our topics:
1. Over 26,000 started the 2024 BAA Boston Marathon today!
Marcel Hug does it once again! 2024 Boston Marathon, presented by Bank of America, photo by Kevin Morris
2. Great broadcast on ESPN, hosted by John Andersen and Carrie Tollefson.
Emma Bates, Des Linden, Sarah Hall, 2024 Boston Marathon, presented by Bank of America, photo by Kevin Morris
3. The International broadcast was hosted by Paul Swangard and Larry Rawson.
Larry Rawson, Meb Keflezighi, Boston 2022, photo courtesy of Larry Rawson
4. This is Larry Rawson’s 50th year as the voice of the Marathon.
5. The 4th time is the charm, as Sisay Lemma won the BAA Boston Marathon in 2:06.17.
Sisay Lemma wins on his 4th attempt, 2024 Boston Marathon, presented by Bank of America, photo by Kevin Morris.
6. Winning for the second year in a row was Hellen Obiri on the women’s side in 2:22.35.
Hellen Obiri defends her title at Boston, 2024 Boston Marathon, presented by Bank of America, photo by Kevin Morris.
7. First American male was CJ Albertson in 2:09.53 in 7th place! CJ has run 5 marathons in the last 5 months (3 in five weeks under 2:11:50, 2:10:07 at the Olympic Trials, and now, 7th at Boston. CJ has a very exciting last 5k in his marathons. The 50k WR holder is one tough dude!
CJ Albertson took 7th place in 2:09.53 in the 2024 Boston Marathon, presented by Bank of America. Photo by Kevin Morris.
8. The first American female was Emma Bates, who placed 12th in 2:27:14. Emma had a fine Chicago in 2022 but was injured in late 2023, keeping her out of the Olympic Trials in February 2024.
Emma Bates was the top American at Boston, 12th in the 2:27.14 2024 Boston Marathon, presented by Bank of America. Photo by Kevin Morris.
9. Sarah Hall was 15th in 2:27.58 and Des Linden was 16th in 2:28.27!
Sarah Hall, 15th, on her 41rst birthday, 2024 Boston Marathon, presented by Bank of America, photo by Kevin Morris
See you tomorrow on #CoffeewithLarry

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