Getting really sick of you wanting to change the rules for the US, it’s the same for everyone - if you don’t have enough athletes good enough to meet the standard then tough titties you don’t send a full team. It’s not different to what it was like in 2000 when you only sent one in each marathon? Or when Ritz made the Olympics finishing last as the trials in 04.
Get the standards of stay at home, it shouldn’t be any different for the US than the rest of the world!
I guess you don't know how to read.
We have plenty of athletes. We are going to send 3 in each race. That's a given. They are just going to kill of the drama of a great race and accomplish nothing positive for the sport in the process.
It will be positive for the sport when americans have to run some times that don't suck. There really is no reason for an olympian to not run 2:11 at some point or place in one of the number of races they have to choose from. If you can't do those things you don't deserve to go. Who cares if the trials are less exciting? Like 5 people watch them.