So Makau broke the marathon record last year and was not selected for the Olympic team.
G Makau ran even faster and was not selected.
How about others in the past that have made this list.
1991 - Carl Lewis breaks 100m WR and does not make '92 US team
1992 - Dan O'Brien does not make US team but breaks WR that year
1992 - Moses Kiptanui ('91 WC Gold) did not make Kenyan steeple team but broke WR that year