Birmingham Diary: It was a cold and stormy night...our trip to Birmingham


This is a fun little video on the beginnings of our journey to Birmingham, England. We always do circuitous routes, depending our airfares and needs. The World Indoors has over 530 athletes from over 70 countries and the host city is one of my favorites.

DXMRpKHW0AECJKw.jpgArena Birmingham, photo from Getty Images/British Athletics

What we did not expect, however was the snow, the cold and how much it affected Birmingham. Essentially the philosophy here is, we will wait the snow out. No snow shovels, no salt, little sand, so you trudge around and try to make it work.

Special thanks to the sponsors of our coverage. The Atlanta Track Club is sponsoring our daily Moments of Larry, one of my favorite notes each day. I pick my favorite moment of the day! ATC is sponsoring the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the largest 10k in the world (ATC members register at Atlanta Track Club March 1-14, Open registration is March 15-22 (, and check if you made the race March 25 on at and

We are also supported by Under Armour for this event. Under Armour has launched their new shoe, the Under Armour HOVR Sonic, here's the review. We encourage you to check out the UA HOVR sonic as they are supporting the sport.

So, enjoy the video and watch for more coverage!

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