This is Coffee With Larry for Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

Coffee With Larry is the daily podcast by RunBlogRun on the news of the sport.

The opinions are those of Larry Eder, and if you want to discuss my comments, email me at

Our topics today:

1. Frank Shorter, the man who shook up American distance running.
2. Vladamir Kuts tells Emil Zatopek about strange things (1956).
3. Budapest will have race after race of surprises.
4. Athing Mu-will she or won’t she? Coach Kersee shakes it up again.
5. Watch for our stories!