Quoted from USATF:
Having won the 2022 USATF National 50k Championships I sought to meet the minimum performance standard in a marathon. I time trialed 2:17:07 at the Florence Marathon a week ago to meet this standard.
When I emailed to confirm my auto-qualification, I was told they would be changing the criteria to require that my win at the 2022 USATF National 50k Championships be done in a time under 3:00 in order to count for automatic qualification.
It seems dishonest to change the criteria so late into the process and in a direct response to an athlete achieving the old standards. This does not give me much hope for the politics of the committee-chosen "at large" bids.