This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on all things track & field!
This is #CoffeeWithLarry, our daily podcast (M-Sat) on #RunBlogRun about all things track & field! This is the podcast for Friday, January 19, 2024.
Coffee with Larry is sponsored by JAMBAR, the original.
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Jambar logo, courtesy of Jambar
Our topics today:
1. Congrats to Joey Berriatua, who has joined #ASPIREOTQ. Joey was formerly with #TinManElite and, before that, #SantaClaraUniversity, my alma mater. Joey has run 8:25.98 for the steeple! I want to interview Joey for #SocialingtheDistance.
Joey Berriatua, photo courtesy of ASPIRE OTQ/Boulder Road Runners
2. Special Edition on Mike Fanelli, who passed away at the end of November 2023. Mike was the cultural historian for the sport, former Reebok exec, Mail order running shoe genius, and Real estate star. and gave me the idea (with Pat Devaney) of starting a coaching magazine (American Athletics) after working with them on a Coaching project for #Reebok while I was at
A runner and his dog, Mike Fanelli, from his FB site.
3. There is a Memorial for Mike Fanelli this weekend. Due to sore back and bad weather, I had to change my plans to travel to the left coast for the event.
L-R Daryl Zapata, Gary Goettelmann, Mike Fanelli, Bill Seaver, Mike Pinocci, Nike OTC 1979, from Bobby Hodge
4. Watch for a piece on Mike Fanelli and some of the amazing things that he did for our sport. Kind thoughts to Mike’s wife, Renay, and Mike’s family and many friends.
Mike & Renay Fanelli, courtesy of Renay Weissberger Fanelli
5. The RAK half marathon is under new management. #PACEEvents, who manage the #DubaiMarathon, have been asked by the RAK tourism authority to manage the RAK Half. The RAK Half will be held on February 24, 2024, at (sponsored)
Benard Kibet wins 2023 RAK Half Marathon, photo by Giancarlo Colombo/RAK Organizers
6. The New Balance Indoor GP is on February 4, 2024, to get tickets, please go to (sponsored)
Kevin Morris, New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Track & Field
Boston Massachusetts, USA
February 3, 2023
World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting, photo by Kevin Morris
8. The dates of the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Tour:
2024 World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold calendar
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, USA
6 Feb – ORLEN Copernicus Cup, Torun, Poland
10 Feb – Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais ‘Trophée EDF’, Lievin, France
11 Feb – Millrose Games, New York, USA
23 Feb – World Indoor Tour Gold Madrid 2024, Madrid, Spain
9. The USATF Indoor is Feb. 16-17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
Bryce Hoppel takes 800m, Isaiah Harris takes silver, USATF Indoors, photo by Kevin Morris, all rights reserved.

10. The #LondonInternationalCrossCountry is January 20, 2024, can be watched live here, 

London International Cross Country, January 20, 2024, logo courtesy of British Athletics

11. The USATF Cross Country is January 20, 2024, Watch for Oliver Hinson’s column on the USATF Cross Country Champs.

2024 USATF Cross Country, photo by USATF

12. This is our review of the DIADORA Atomo V7000 by #RunBlogRun, on #ForShoeGeeksOnly,

Larry Eder with DIADORA Atomo V7000, photo by Star Gazer Pix

13. This is a review of VJ Shoes USA,

The VJ SARVA Ace Star-studded edition, photo courtesy of VJ SARVA USA 

14. You can watch us on Saturday on #CoffeewithLarry
See you tomorrow on #CoffeewithLarry