RBR Solid Gold: the 2019 Indoor Tour de Larry (from Feb 2019 Archives)


fans at bhx.jpgFans in Birmingham, February 16, 2019, photo by Getty Images/British Athletics

The 2019 Indoor Tour de Larry was my infamous US-European tour (Boston, Karlsruhe, ToRun, Madrid, Birmingham, and Dusseldorf. The tour began the night before Boston, as I left Dubai and flew 14 hours to Boston, to enjoy the NB Indoor GP. The Karlsruhe Meeting was fantastic, the facility was excellent, the crowd was enthusiastic and the meet showed me the promise of global indoors. Torun, Poland was the next, and the Polish fans' enthusiasm, plus the home of Nicolas Copernicus was quite exciting (Poland is track crazy). The smallest footprint was the Madrid Indoor Meeting. The faciity held 2000 Spanish fans who loved the fast moving meet. Birmingham was my next stop, for a week of curry, athletics and friends. The final week of the tour was in Dusseldorf, and that meeting was, well, fast and furious.


My return to the US was for the Toyota USA Indoors, which was held on Staten Island. An exciting meet, but after five weeks of travel, my body was worn out and I missed the Europearn Indoors.

IMG_6881.JPGMy global office, Birmingham, England, NAIA Stadium, February 10,11 and 16, 2019, photo by RunBlogRun

Here is the entire podcast series on the Tour de Larry! Thanks to sponsors Nike and USATF, for production Mike Deering/The Shoe Addicts, for RunBlogRun, Brian Eder, for marketing, Adam Johnson Eder/The Shoe Addicts.

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