RunBlogRun presents Athletics Chat – Episode 2 Click on the time stamps below to jump to different topics: 0:00 – Intro 85th Anniversary of Jesse Owens setting 4 WR in 45 min 1:56 – Looking at how the UK is doing currently 2:44 – Updates on Mo Farah 3:34 – Thoughts on London Marathon in 2020 6:32 – The Talent of Young Athletes 7:20 – Communication with the media 9:00 – What are the three things you would tell young athletes to include in an interview? 11:43 – Athletes and their coaches 13:43 – Larry’s thoughts on Coaches 15:25 – Do you think an elite athlete needs a coach? 19:22 – UK Relay Athletes vs American Relay Athletes 23:21 – Updates on Martin Rooney 26:23 – More discussions on UK Relay Athletes/Funding 28:09 – Thoughts on Tokyo 2021 & Future of Athletics 33:40 – How is Niels de Vos perceived in the UK? 35:15 – How athletes are coping with the coronavirus? 38:14 – Epilogue with Larry
Nethaneel Mitchell Blake, GBR 4x100m, 2018 European Athletics Championships, photo by Getty Images / Berlin 2018
This series is managed and produced by The Shoe Addicts. Special thanks to Mike Deering on keeping Stuart and I on task. That is, as always, a challenge. As anyone who has listened or viewed my content, I am always digressing. Some people view life and experiences as a straight line, from A to Z.
My mind does not work that way. Perhaps, it never has. I found a kindred spirit when I became fascinated with Kurt Vonnegut in high school. His view of time, well, time travel, was, all about Tralfamador. Then, I was given The Man in the HIgh Castle, a book by Philip K. Dick, and I knew that there were others who spent their lives exploring the digressions.
As, in my mind, a digression is actually a fascinating way to explore a new topic.
Come along for the ride, dear viewers. Stuart and I have a lot of fun!
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