Fauble sits between the 25th and 26th Japanese as the third American in the rankings. Seems about right.
Great. So our guy who runs 2:14 goes and a 2:04 African guy doesn't.
Tell this to the US sprinters.
So is there even a point to the marathon Olympic trials???
I'm glad the US will be sending some athletes to make up the numbers 👍
Mo Farah currently in the rankings quota. Paris 2024 - The Last Dance
Looks like a Kenyan phonebook
He shouldn't be going if UKA only sends athletes with potential to medal.
Yes. The way it is set up - the athletes who unlock the olympic spots are not the ones who are Olympians, they earned access to those olympic spots for the country. The trials will determine who gets to fill the spots and be olympians
And just like every Olympic marathon, the US team will fare better, just like 2020 when the last American finished ahead of the 2nd and 3rd Japanese.
It's likely that there will be 3 US men in the rankings by the end of the window, BUT let's not forget that there'll be athletes who have not yet run a marathon and who could get auto Q, and athletes who've only run one qualifying race (and therefore don't have a ranking), but who'll be racing one (including those who'll only need to run a fast half) sometime in the next however many months are left. (Ireland, for example, had 5 marathoners in Tokyo, and 6 in Rio, but don't have a single one, male or female, in or near the rankings at this point. Expect that to change.)
Very likely the US will qualify 3 by the final deadline(may 5) but also very likely the trials will be run with the all of the top 3 not know for certain they are going. Fauble will most likely be out of the top 64 by Jan.30. So that leaves only 2 guaranteed spots to the top 3 finishers at the trials provided they have run 2:11:30 (note: Fauble has not). The 3rd selection would have to wait until May 5 to be guaranteed their spot. At that point they will qualify under 2 scenerios 1) there is an additional American in the top 80 (on points or 2:08:10) and they have run 2:11:30 (hence they replace that athlete) 2) they themselves are in the top 80. The question for USATF in setting their criteria would be; if Mantz or Young are 3rd do they get to keep the guaranteed spot they've secured by running auto standard before Jan.30 or can another 2:11:30 athlete finishing 1st or 2nd take that spot and force them to sit on the fence until May 5?
These lists aren't accurate. They are including performances prior to Nov 1, 2022.
No idea why they would release this with non-accurate marks.
That’s when the qualifying period started in marathon
You know we’re in trouble when one of the Japanese qualifiers is named ‘Kenya.’
The guy that said US men would have 3 spots 2 months ago needs to comeback and take a victory lap.
Uh no. It started Nov. 1st, 2022. There are races factored into the ranking spots on there included from before that. Why? I do not know. You can read it yourself.
Finally, someone understands the process!
The only races before Nov.1,2022 that are included are the last version of Area Championships (e.g. European Champs in '22). This is correct per the ranking rules.