This is Coffee With Larry for Wednesday, August 9, 2023.
This is our almost daily podcasts on RunBlogRun, we discuss the challenges of the day in our sport of track and field.
Our topics of the day!
1. Talk about a “Clash of the Titans”, the Allianz Memorial Van Damme has Sydney McLaughlin Levrone and Femke Bol battling over the 400m hurdles for the first time since the World Champs in Eugene.
Sydney McLaughlin Levrone, Wanda Diamond League Athletics Meeting
July 21, 2023, Monaco, photo by Kevin Morris
2. The Van Damme is one of my favorite meets, held in King Badouin stadium near Brussels; the Memorial Van Damme is held in honor of 1976 Olympic Montreal double silver medalist (800m/1500m) Ivo Van Damme, who was killed in an auto accident in Dec. 1976.
Femke Bol, New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Track & Field
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
February 3, 2023
World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting, photo by Kevin Morris
3. USATF released the list of their 139-member team for Budapest; you can read our post here: https://www.runblogrun.com/2023/08/usa-track-field-names-roster-of-139-athletes-for-budapest-23.html
4. Check out this piece by Deji Ogeyingbo on Sha’Carri Richardson, https://www.runblogrun.com/2023/07/reborn-shacarri-richardson-comes-back-from-the-brink-and-is-now-ready-to-become-the-world-champion.html
Sha’Carri Richardson, USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Hayward Field, University of Oregon, July 6-10, 2023, photo by Kevin Morris
5. Faith Kipyegon, who will challenge her? Check out this piece! https://www.runblogrun.com/2023/08/who-can-really-challenge-faith-kipyegon-in-budapest.html
6. Sam Fariss sent us this piece on the women sprinters and middle-distance runners for Team USA going to Budapest: https://www.runblogrun.com/2023/08/the-female-runners-and-sprinters-of-team-usa.html
Alicia Monson, USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Hayward Field, University of Oregon, July 6-10, 2023, photo by Katie Moon
7. You will be able to watch the World Champs in Budapest on NBC, Peacock, and CNBC if you live in the former colonies.
8. You will be able to watch the World Champs in Budapest on BBC if you live across the pond.
9. In Europe, fans will watch WC on European Broadcasting in their local countries. In some countries, fans have to watch on selected paid cable networks.
Silver medal in the Mixed Relays, The Netherlands team, Femke Bol, Lieke Klaver, Liemarvin Bonavacia, Tony Van Dieppen, photo by Kevin Morris
10. The World Champs begins August 19, I can not wait!