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“[Weightman] has come in as the third-best performer [by time] and they've selected not the fourth-best performer but the fifth-best performer [Stenson] across that period.

"There is no chance [of taking the matter to CAS]. She [Weightman] can't afford it. Unless a benefactor comes forward ... no, unfortunately, that won't be happening. As much as it sticks in everyone's craw that the principles of the selection process are totally devoid of any ethics, Lisa is just going to have to wear it.

"AA's integrity has to be questioned and their actions have to be considered unethical.”

Robert Joske, talking about how his client Lisa Weigthman has dropped her appeal to be on the 2024 Australian Olympic Marathon team as she can't afford 50k in lawyers fees needed to take the case to CAS. Weightman has already spent "tens of thousands of dollars in engaging the National Sports Tribunal (NST). The NST ruled in favour of Weightman, but AA refused to overturn its decision."

Weightman ran the third fastest time during the qualifying window but didn't make the Aussie team as the selectors picked 2022 Commonwealth Games champ Jessica Stenson, who holds a 1-7 record against Weightman in her career and had the 5th fastest time.

MB: Aussie female Marathon selection fiasco

Oslo DL is Thurday (2-4 pm ET)
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Two Olympic Dreams Are Crushed
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The 45-year-old Lisa Weigthman ran the third fastest time during the qualifying window but didn't make the Aussie team as the selectors picked 2022 Commonwealth Games champ Jessica Stenson, a 36-year-old who holds a 1-7 record against Weightman in her career and had the 5th fastest time.
*MB: Aussie female Marathon selection fiasco


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