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|Author: ||Scared Fan|
|Subject: ||RE: US Olympic Marathon Team may come from Chicago, New York and Boston Marathon?|
I am under the impression that the trials stand for many things.
One being a race that everyone knows about and prepares for. You know the date, you know who has to be there to be on the team.
Another being that it gives many runners something to shoot for, "being part of the olympic trials". This probably sounds dumb to some but it is a goal for many. Sort of a Boston qualifier goal, just a bit faster.
Another being that it is a national championship race. People go to that race to see who is the best and who will make certain teams. Having this spread over a bunch of races seems foolish. Lets have the Olympic team in all events be based off of the winner or next finisher, if the same winner, from the Pre Classic, Cardinal Invite, and Penn Relays.
After already having the trials system in place it seems hard to imagine something else taking its place without any kind of logical explanation. Can someone on this board give one if they understand the details to this concept?
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