Quote Of The Day
“The thrill of a U.S. Olympic Trials is unrivaled. USA Track & Field’s make-or-break selection system of a top-three finish at the Trials while attaining a reasonable qualifying mark allows every participant and spectator to dare to dream regardless of an athlete’s seed time at the start line. … I recognize the need for a credible world rankings system, but I hope the powers that be reconsider the damage this will do to the Olympic movement in the US, the organizations committed to organize Trials events and most importantly – the athletes who are chasing their Olympic dream in 2020.”
– Rich Kenah, executive director of the Atlanta Track Club, talking about the IAAF’s/IOC’s changed Olympic qualification system which could possibly result in a top 3 Trials finisher not making the US Olympic team. It’s absolutely absurd that the US Olympic Marathon Trials is treated as the equivalent of an IAAF bronze label race and it’s also bad that the change was announced so late – well after the US Trials date was picked as presumably most top US marathoners are going to be skipping fall 2019 marathons to get ready for the Trials. Memo to the IAAF/IOC: You should let the US send any three they want to send since we clearly are going to be sending three for each gender.
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