Renato Canova wrote:
when you have athletes that always were able to reach top results in top events, you must guarantee them that they must be sure about their selection.
I agree with all points above except is best giving all athletes the same opportunity, and having elimination of favoritism. The problem with Kenya is not a lack of opportunity in their trials. They already have this great opportunity for all runners.
Their main issue is taking runners from their coaches, destroying them, and bad tactics.
If a runner is not able to compete against even runners from one country, how could they compete with all in the world? You say one athlete gets sick, or has a sore finger or something. Well the objective is to be able to run, not to have some excuse so they can rest and still win.
No, the major competitions don't work that way.
This is why in some instances we see world records from certain runners, then when they get in championship races they fail.
This is why having everyone to qualify in the SAME trials is the only and BEST way for selection to any world and Olympic event championships.