I just have some questions on the whole charade.
1. Moser tweeted happily about arriving in Moscow mid day yesterday afternoon.
2. Last night (moscow time) a lot of info comes out that Sara Brown will be running worlds, and its confirmed that Moser is out. Speculation on why Moser is out runs rampant. In Moscow and on these boards it was rampant rumor on a refusal to take the drug test.
3. Late morning (moscow time) there is finally an official release on the NOP website.
The NOP press release looks controlled and written by a PR man obviously.
It looks like a reactionary piece to quell rumors.
They start with a small MRI image, obviously to dissuade the drug accusations. But it could be anybodies really.
They then go through the timeline.
Happened during Monoaco DL on 19th.
Aggravated during London DL 10 days later.
MRI done after DL around (a week ago- roughly the 1st)
What doesn't make sense is that if you strain a hamstring, but finish a 1,500m. Then during the 3k, she dropped out with no signs of injury from any reporter there (like with Centro) or visible signs of injury during the race or post race.
Then she goes on to talk about "letting USATF know right away" so they could replace her. That seems a little wrong. Why wait until the night of the 8th, roughly 2.5 days before 1,500m starts, if she had the MRI done and back and knew the extent. It's not like she did a test run that morning and stopped. She had just arrived in Moscow (via twitter) so any test workout would have surely been done before.
It seems instead she waited almost as long as possible before telling USATF.
Then, they ask why she is in Moscow. I feel like this question is in there because people were harping on her "tweet" about arriving in Moscow. They had to explain that somehow. Why would an athlete who has pulled out and devastated be in Moscow, on USATFs dime?
It's very bizarre and the timeline, last minute change, doesn't fit with the story.
I hate to be a cynic, but this doesn't pass the smell test. I'm not sure what, but there is more to this story.