How about the fans?
Chrisitian Coleman won't be there either. Since he's been injured, I can understand that one.
This is why I thin they should give Eugene the nationals in the off y ears. Let the track geeks geek out but don't blame Des Moines when the crowd is tiny when the pros don't even bother.
Gene Cherry wrote:
Gatlin's manager, Renaldo Nehemiah, said "there was no real incentive" for the 36-year-old sprinter to run in Iowa since there would be no world championship and not having extra races would cut down on the sprinter's wear and tear going into the 2019 world championships and 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Coleman manager Emanuel Hudson, in a text message, said, "Coleman is not at nationals."
The only 'penalty' that results is neither will be able to run in the Athletics World Cup event in London in July.