2019 Minsk Diary: Reliving Day 1 of the The Match, via Podcast from The Shoe Addicts


The Match: Team Europe VS. Team USA ade a solid debut on September 9-10, 2019 in Minsk, Belarus. The performances on both sides were fantastic, as Team Europe, using strong depth, took on the US wins one event after another.

GettyImages-1173148031.jpgDinamo Stadium is one of finest in world! photo by Getty Images/ European Athletics

But, the real story was how wel thel Belarussian Federation and the country of Belerus hosted the event! Fine new Mondo track, with all of the most modern techinical athletic equipment. We saw Doug DeAngelis, of FinishLynx, in Belarus, checking out new equipment and technology.

European Athletics did this right! I spoke with several US athletes who said that they would come back to Belarus for such a meeting. They just asked for strong wifi and more food selections. rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

This podcast was produced by Mike Deering of the Shoe Addicts for RunBlogRun.

The heroes of the event were the athletes, the fans, and the officials. The opening was Olympic quality and the enthusiasm was fantastic! We have been told that, by the end of day 1, Belarus made it very clear that they wanted to host another The Match!

GettyImages-1173150866.jpgKaterine Stefanidi and Thomas Rohler ham it up before The Match, photo by Getty Images/ European Athletics

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