Erica Moore, 2012 World Indoor Champs, photo by PhotoRun.net
The 2012 World Indoor Championships showed the world that Turkey can put on a World Championships and let the word out that they are serious about hosting the Olympics in Istanbul. A city with tremendous history, Istanbul played a tremendous host to the World Indoor Champs.
The Gary & Larry Show, aka Running Network TV, visited our zillionth event, and we were in rare form. I apologize upfront for the twitching and jumping (moi) as I was tanked up on Turkish coffee. I could have kick started a 747 with the amount of caffeine I swilled down. Anyhow, Gary did some amazing interviews and color commentary on the weekend.
Gary Morgan. How do I describe him? He is Hunter S. Thompson meets Mr. Rogers. The energy of the former chain smoking writer for Rolling Stone magazine (although Gary does not smoke), and the thoughtfulness and observational skills of a kindegarten teacher. Gary Morgan got me out of the track to visit the Bosperus Bridge, the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque. I had a ball.
We think that you will enjoy, once again, our videos. Our enthusiasm is there, sometimes, our relationship with technology is not. For, that, we beg your indulgences.
Running Network TV: IAAF World Indoor Championships, Istanbul
Gary Morgan and Larry Eder Wrap Up the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul:
Gary Morgan and Larry Eder See the Sights in Istanbul:
Gary Morgan and Larry Eder really hustled to interview athletes competing at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
Janay DeLoach, silver, long jump
Justin Gatlin, gold, 60m dash
Sara Vaughn, 1500
Brenda Martinez, 1500
Lopez Lomong, 6th, 3000
Bernard Lagat, gold, 3000
Natasha Hastings, bronze, 400
Reese Hoffa, 4th, shot put
Sanya Richards-Ross, gold, 400
Gil Roberts, 400
Ryan Whiting, gold, shot put
T.J. Carter, coach
Matt Centrowitz, 7th, 1500
Christian Taylor, silver, triple jump
Will Claye, gold, triple jump
Aries Merritt, gold, 60m hurdles
Liu Xiang, silver, 60m hurdles
Frankie Wright, Calvin Smith, Manteo Mitchell, Gil Roberts, gold, Men’s 4 x 400 relay
Teven Everett, 800
Michael Rutt, 6th, 800
Brittney Reese, gold, long jump
Phoebe Wright, 800
Erica Moore, bronze, 800
Jackie Areson, 11th, 3000
Sara Hall, 8th, 3000
Lacy Janson, 5th, pole vault
Sanya Richards-Ross, silver, women’s 4 x 400 relay
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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