Quote Of The Day
“Assuming an uproar doesn’t cause USATF or the IAAF to come to its senses, on the track, the effect of USATF’s decision is that, more than ever, there will be a focus on chasing times to ensure an athlete enters the Olympic Trials with the qualifying standard. The IAAF’s goal with its world rankings is to have the best athletes race each other more frequently in the biggest meets. But the effect may be more American distance runners competing in obscure meets geared solely toward hitting the Olympic standard with no regard to where they finish in the race.”
-LRC’s Jonathan Gault and Robert Johnson writing about USATF’s decision that it will send athletes to the Olympics based on not whether they are top 3 at the Trials, but rather if they have hit the automatic qualifying standard. This could reward an athlete who hits the standard in 2019, but is not fit at the Trials in 2020. It also really negatively impacts the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials.
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