this article really does make quite depressing reading. only 2 British women under 2:48 and he doesn't even mention British men. so far this year only three British men have gone under 2:20 and only one of those (Mo Farah) has met the A-standard for the European Championships marathon, which is 2:16.00. Callum Hawkins was, admittedly, on target for a good time in the Commonwealth Games before he succumbed to the heat, and Dewi Griffiths went under 2:10 last year but this really is a fallow time for British distance running. Berlin is September 16th and Frankfurt 28th October.
pretty embarassing, you'd think they'd be paying anyone with the potential to run sub 220 some money to race at london