“Put it this way,” Thompson contended, “If Puerto Rico can have three 800m runners clocking sub 1:45.00 minutes, Jamaica should have more than that.”
"We don't know anything and that's the problem with this whole system. It's not clear enough, it's not transparent enough and there's just way too much ambiguity. It's really frustrating. I think the unqualified athletes should be limited to six per event (there were eight in the 800m) so then if you're [ranked] 40th, you at least know there's a good chance you'll be going. But there could be 15 of those athletes or two and there's no way of knowing. You're left in limbo and it's a big inconvenience for anyone on the borderline. The IAAF had all the information of those unqualified athletes since August 26 and they didn't decide to share it with anyone so I was left waiting to hear about my fate. You can't plan anything."
*MB: Nick Willis isn't only one being screwed over by the IAAF and slow runners - Mark English also won't be going to Worlds
“I started taking my long runs seriously,” the Jamaican tells me. “I used to train hard on the track but on long runs I didn’t monitor it with my watch, I just went out and ran.
Windle talks about having a big family with nine Windles at Worlds last year, being "taken out of his element" by the commotion of his two European races and how his name is really Curt.
And he's a big fan of 800 but not related to him.
Koech, who beat NCAA record holder Michael Saruni twice at conference, has opted for the 800, not the 1500, at NCAAs that's where his passion is.
"I don’t want to sit back and kick anymore. I want to go right to the front.”
UTEP coach Paul Ereng also thinks Saruni can break the 1:44.84 indoor collegiate record which Ereng set himself back in 1989.
Bett says he's actually more concerned about Poland's Adam Kszczot than Nijel Amos or Mo Aman.
Wayde van Niekerk in the 400 is as close to a sure thing as you get while the 400H is the most up in the air.
*Women's Predictions Surprisingly, the bookies are more confident about Elaine Thompson in the 100 than Caster Semenya in the 800. The 1500 is the hardest to call.
The article gives little insight as to whether he's in shape or not.
"Montano took two laps at nationals while pregnant with her first child. It was only fair she do the same with baby No 2."