1. pay off Jenny and Kim (read: New Balance) not to run USAs... tell me... what big meet exactly are they 'saving' themselves for?
2. when the 3k itself didn't go according to script they got Grunewald (read: Brooks) pulled. The 2 committees ruled no foul, but... somebody knew the right strings to pull, or how much they needed to "up the bid"
USA track and field is a circus directed by Nike. When the most marketable athletes win, they all win. Hasay was a HS phenom with more fans than Gab, not necessarily the best. Like that bobsledding chick said re: Lolo, maybe Gabrielle should have spent more time gaining Twitter followers instead of muscle mass.