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Is there any entries compiled on the internet for the race this year, or countries that have announced squads? So far I know of
Any other trials or selections yet?
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Ethiopia is still up in the air:
Juan Carlos Cardona
Ser-Od Bat Ochir
Marilson Dos Santos (lock)
rest of the team is between 4 runners with "A" standards.
Rui Pedro Silva
*those 3 except if Alejandro Suarez runs sub 2:13 in Madrid Marathon this weekend.
Alfredo Arevalo or Amado Garcia
Jobo Khatoane or Tśepo Ramonene
You're right. Dutch Federation said in april that it was between Raymaekers and Butter.
Raymaekers ran above 2:10 @Rotterdam but only for a few seconds. It's still an "A" standard.
And Michel Butter (2:12 last year) finished 7th at Boston Marathon with 2:16...(which is still impressive given the horrific wheater conditions!!)
They MUST send at least 1 runner!! How many NON-AFRICAN runners are superior than Jason Hartmann? I say this because Butter with his Boston performance only lost against Africans and Hartmann!! (None of them are qualified)
After all they didn't choose any male runners. So they're pretty stupid for me.
1-Carles Castillejo* (lock)
2&3: Between Pedro Nimo, Ricardo Serrano, Nacho Cáceres and Jose Carlos Hernandez. RFEA has the last word.
*Castillejo also beat Patrick Makau at 2012 Granollers half marathon.
they MUST nothing. And they won't send anyone. Koen said so himself, that he's been told he won't be selected and then why the fu** would they let Butter go? Very sad not to see Koen go as I consider him a friend of mine.
Also Norway's Urige Buta is a very probable selection but nothing official yet
That's the way it is. The rules are the rules. I'm fine with the rules. But It's still absurd.
What's the difference between 2:10 and 2:11 in terms of Olympic medals contention? NONE. 2:10 IN THIS ERA It's not top 10 material.
Hell!!! even Ryan Hall (2:06 or 2:04.58 PB...whatever) probably is out of top 10 contention right now.
For me...with Butter already having 2:12 "A" standard (I mean IAAF standards), 2:16 at 2012 Boston Marathon is still more valuable than a 2:10 flat at Rotterdam, Dubai, Berlin, etc.
You have to expect a hot and warm wheather in London. Which didn't happen in Dubai, Rotterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, etc.
Same case with Koen. What's the difference Between 2:10 and 2:10.08? What? With 2:09.59 you really have a shot? Hell, no!!!
None of these runners are top 10 contenders. With 2:10 or 2:12...so, send one and make at least 1 of them happy, fullfilling his Olympic dream.
Have you ever been to London in the summer? It could very easily be 15C and raining.
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