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

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

This is Coffee with Larry for Saturday, March 9, 2024.

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Our topics:

1. Mike Rowbottom wrote his fifth column on the Long Jump controversy.

2. This is a fun piece by Mike Rowbottom on Charley Paddock!

3. Noah Lyles took silver in the 60m and silver on the 4x400m,
Noah Lyles, the Clocks Doesn’t Lie, by Cathal Dennehy,

4. Rob Walker, “I was born to do commentary,” by Deji Ogeyingbo,

5. Femke Bol took 2 gold in Glasgow.
Femke Bol Walks on Water, by Stuart Weir,…/femke-bol-walks-on-water.html

GLASGOW, UK – MAR 2 : Image of Femke BOL at the World Athletics Indoor Championships on MAR 2, 2024 in GLASGOW, UK (Photo by Dan Vernon for World Athletics).

6. Is Karsten a crazy Viking or just a guy from Norway?
Karsten Warholm, “It’s mostly for fun, to work in the snow”, by Deji Ogeyingbo,

7. Jemma Reekie took her first global medal.
A Silver Medal for Jemma Reekie, by Stuart Weir,…/silver-for-jemma-reekie.html

8. The New Balance Indoor Champs are held March 7-10 in Boston. The first three days are at #ReggieLewis, and the last day is at #TheTRACKAtNewBalance! and

9. NCAA Indoor Track Champs, Div 1, are March 8-9 at #TheTrackatNewBalance, check out

10. The NIKE Indoor is the same weekend, March 7-10, at the #NIKEArmory in New York,

11. I’m still not sure why two brands that care so much about high school participation limit participation in their events and hold events on the same weekend. It’s not good for the sport.

12. This is my assessment of the US performances in Glasgow:

Elle St. Pierre takes the win at 3,000m with a tough last 1k, photo by Kevin Morris, USATF Indoor Champs

13. Nico Young totally impressed with his 5,000m and 3,000m wins at #NCAATF

14. Parker Valby was incredibly impressive with her 5000m/3000m double at #NCAATF.

15. Juliette Whittaker took the 800m in a huge upset, giving Stanford back-to-back wins by different Stanford athletes (last year, Roisin Willis), like the 1982-83 double wins at 3,000m by Ceci Hopp and Alison Wiley!

16. Congrats to Daniel Simmons of American Fork, breaking HS US record of 5000m with his 13:38.86 at #NBIndoorChamps

17. And then, Quincy Williams goes 44.69, new HS US record at #NBIndoorChamps!

See you Monday, March 11, 2024, for Coffee with Larry!