This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on all things track & field!
This is #coffeewithLarry, our almost daily podcast on all things track & field.
This is #CoffeeWithLarry for Saturday, January 20, 2024. We posted it on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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Jammin Jazzleberry, photo from JAMBAR
Our topics:
1. Cross country today! US Champs on Jan 20, 2024, in Mechanicsville, VA, and London International Cross was in Hamstead Heath.
2. RAK half is Feb.24, 2024. The fastest half marathon in the Middle East is run by Pace Events, www.therakhalfmarathon.com (sponsored).
RAK Half Marathon official banner ads, from RAK
3. 2024 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix is February 4, 2024, get tickets here at www.nbindoorgrandprix.com, (sponsored) .
4. The US Olympic Trials marathon is on Feb. 3, 2024, in Orlando, Florida, www.usatf.org. Marathon at 10 AM Eastern. You can watch it on NBC or Peacock.
5. Some more thoughts on Mike Fanelli, the cultural historian of track and Field, who passed away in Nov. 2023.
6. In honor of Mike Fanelli, we have reposted his stories, republished on RunBlogRun on the 1968 Mexico Olympics:
Mike Fanelli, photo by Paul Merca
7. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Day 1, Nifty NafTali, by Mike Fanelli
8. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Supplement Day 1, Mamo Mia in Melbourne, by Mike Fanelli
9. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Supplement 2 to Day 1, Clarke Collapses, by Mike Fanelli 
10. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Day 2, Hines Hot Hundred, by Mike Fanelli
11. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Day 3, Oerter takes 4th gold, Doubell does it, by Mike Fanelli
12. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Day 4, Citius, Altius, Fortius, by Mike Fanelli 
Mike & Renee Fanelli, courtesy of Renee Weissberger Fanelli
13. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Day 5, Willies Full Nelson, by Mike Fanelli 
14. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Day 6, Six Monumental Marks Manifested, by Mike Fanelli 
L-R Daryl Zapata, Gary Goettelmann, Mike Fanelli, Bill Seaver, Mike Pinocci, Nike OTC 1979, from Bobby Hodge
15. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Day 7, Amazing Grace, by Mike Fanelli 
16. Mexico 1968: The Mexico Olympics Reconsidered, Day 8, All Things Must Pass, by Mike Fanelli
17. Mike Fanelli, Respected and Renowned Cultural StoryTeller of Track & Field Athletics passes, by Peter J. Thompson, 
Mike Fanelli, Track and Field Garage, photo by Cayce Clifford, 2022.
See you Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, at #coffeewithLarry

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