This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on track & field!
This is Monday, March 25, 2024.
This is Coffee with Larry, your daily podcast on all things track and field.
Coffee With Larry began in June 2022 on a bit of a lark, and we are glad that so many continue to follow it and pass it on to friends.
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Our topics:
1. One of my favorite stories is Jan Merrill running a 5,000m AR at the #StanfordInvite on March 22, 1980.
Jan Merrill, Tatyana Kazankina, Montreal 1976, photo by Mark Shearman
2. I ran my then-PB of 33:20 at 10,000m the day after an 18-mile day (I found that I got in at 10 PM the night before). Danny Grimes and Duncan McDonald were in the race. My winning time was about 28:58.
3. Jan Merrill ran 15:30.6 just before our race, setting an AR. She was one of the finest athletes of her era.
Jan Merrill, Grete Waitz, photo by Mark Shearman
4. Thank god that the 10,000 meters is getting better treatment, but I fear that the speed required makes all specialists.
5. See you tomorrow on #CoffeewithLarry.