This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on all things track & field!
This is Coffee with Larry for Tuesday, January 9, 2024.
Coffee with Larry is sponsored by JamBar, the organic artisan sports nutrition bar powered by Maple syrup, which can be found at www.jambar.com. (sponsored)
Our topics:
1. RAK Half Marathon, the fastest half marathon in the Middle East and a key race on the global schedule, is February 24, 2024, you can register at https://www.therakhalfmarathon.com/ (sponsored).
2. The Dubai Marathon began the marathon year with Men’s top 3: Addisu Gobena, Ethiopia, 2:05.01 (debut), 2. Lemi Dumecha, Ethiopia, 2:05.20, Dejene Mergersa, Ethiopia, 2:05.42,
Dubai 07/01/2024 Dubai Marathon 2024, Maratona di Dubai 2024 – Foto di Giancarlo Colombo/A.G.Giancarlo Colombo
3. The Dubai marathon was won by Tigist Ketema, a former middle-distance runner (4:06) who just moved to the marathon! Women, 1. Tigist Ketema, Ethiopia, 2:16.07 CR, (debut), 2. Ruti Aga, Ethiopia, 2:18.09, 3. Dera Dida, Ethiopia, 2:19.29 (2023 winner).
4. Dubai Marathon upgraded their Streaming TV this year with strong hosting by Paula Radcliffe and Tim Hutchings.
5. The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will be held at The TRACK at New Balance on February 4, 2024, to purchase tickets, please go to: https://www.nbindoorgrandprix.com/tickets/
6. Todd Klein, long time exec at adidas has been president of the Fila USA brand for last year. On January 8, FILA announced Todd Klein as the global brand president! Congrats to a really good person!
Todd Klein, photo from FootWear News
7.Congrats to Todd Klein, who has been elevated from US brand president at FILA to global brand president at FILA.That great story is in #FootWearNews! https://bit.ly/48PkvGF , #FILA, #FILAUSA, #ToddKlein, #footwearnews, #sportsfootwear,
8. Well done #LetsRun! This is their interview with Courtney Frerichs! https://www.letsrun.com/…/qa-courtney-frerichs-opens…/
9. After you read the USA Olympic protocols for the 2024 Marathon Trials, let me know if you understand it: https://www.flipsnack.com/…/2024-olympic-games-men-s…
10. Astana Indoor Meeting is the first World Indoor Tour in Asia, on January 27, 2024: https://vko-athletics.kz/en/athletics_center.html
11. US Indoor Champs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 16-17, 2024.
Sam Prakel takes the 3000m, 2023 USATF Indoor Track & Field Championship
Albuquerque, New Mexico 2023-02-17
photo credit: © 2023 Kevin Morris
12. The US Olympic Marathon Trials is on February 3, 2024, in Orlando, FLA, www.usatf.org.
13. Special thanks to Brooks, long-time sponsor and partner of RunBlogRun, you can learn about Brooks here: www.brooksrunning.com.
14. Special thanks to our Official partner of, RunBlogRun, and the sports nutrition bar partner, www.jambar.com. Check out the special 15 percent offer for new orders!
Jammin Jazzleberry, photo from JAMBAR
See you tomorrow on #CoffeewithLarry!

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