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

This is #CoffeeWithLarry for Thursday, January 25, 2024.

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Our TOPICS:

1. January 27, 2024 is busy!
Here are links to five big meets (thanks to Owen M):

Track meet links for this weekend

Astana Indoor Meeting Facility, Astana, Kazakhstan, photo from Official Astana Indoor Meeting

Astana – https://sport-online.kz/showresults/?s=65a605d8b4666

Arkansas – https://flashresults.com/2024_Meets/Indoor/01-26_Razorback/index.htm

Val-de-Reuil – https://2track.run/en/events/meeting-de-leure-2024/participants

Nantes – https://2track.run/en/events/meeting-de-nantes-metropole/participants

Boston – http://live.lancertiming.com/meets/193/events

Houston – https://live.flashresultstexas.com/meets/29100

2. New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on February 4, 2024, check out ticket availability on www.nbindoorgrandprix.com.

3. The U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials is just a week away, here is our piece on the Trials! Running Network -The U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, http://runningnetwork.com/index.php/news/331-2024-u-s-olympic-trials-marathon-trials

Conversations with Larry, Some Thoughts on the 2024 Olympic Trials Marathon, art by Mike Deering, Photos by Kevin Morris

4. Here is my story on the 73rd birthday of Steve Prefontaine, posted on AmericanTrackandField.com,
Happy B-day Pre
https://americantrackandfield.com/happy-b-day-pre/

5. Remember the USATF Indoor Champs will be awesome in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 16-17, 2024, www.usatf.org.

6. This is a fun piece on Emily Sisson that I wrote for Missouri Runner & Triathlete – Emily Sisson
https://morunandtri.com/emily-sisson-who-hails-from-chesterfield-missouri-is-one-of-the-athletes-to-truly-watch-at-the-2024-u-s-olympic-marathon-trials/

Emily Sisson, Bank of America Chicago Marathon
© 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon/Kevin Morris

7. The RAK Half marathon is a monthly long sponsor for #RunBlogRun and #CoffeewithLarry. The event is Feb. 24, 2024, You can sign up at www.therakhalfmarathon.com. RunBlogRun will be on site and covering the event LIVE the week of Fe. 20-24.

Benard Kibet wins the 2023 RAK Half Marathon, photo by Giancarlo Colombo/RAK Organizers.

8. The World Champs Indoors, Glasgow, Scotland, are March 1-3, 2024, https://worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-indoor-championships/glasgow24

Laura Muir takes 3000m at the 2019 European Indoors, photo by Getty Images for European Athletics

9. The World Indoor Tour Gold meetings begin tomorrow, January 27, 2024:

Gold Level Meetings (7)
27 Jan Astana Indoor Meet for Amin Tuyakov Prizes Astana Kazakhstan
30 Jan Czech Indoor Gala Ostrava Czech Republic
4 Feb New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston United States
6 Feb ORLEN Copernicus Cup Toruń Poland
10 Feb Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais “Trophée EDF” Liévin France
11 Feb Millrose Games New York City United States
23 Feb World Indoor Tour Gold Madrid

See you on Friday at #CoffeeWithLarry.

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