People have short memories and don't pay attention.
Amy Cragg was planning on running a track season this year. She has run nothing since Tokyo Marathon. That was 6 months ago. Why? BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN HURT.
Jordan Hasay pulled out of World Half because she was hurt. They said it was no big deal and that we would see it in Boston where she pulled out again. She has also not raced in 6 months? Why? BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN HURT.
This is the only reason that Linden and Flanagan are still racing. It is the Meb effect. Although both of them will never break 2:28 again that may be good enough.
No American female will break 2:25 this Fall. I obviously don't count the 1 direction flyer at Grandmas either.