Great news via USATF from the IAAF today and that is the Olympic Marathon Trials were granted Gold Label status. So that means no matter what, the top 3 at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials will be on the US Olympic Team.
We had campaigned hard for this at LetsRun (a rare black page to support a cause) and many of you had sent emails, tweets, etc expressing your support for this common sense decision that is a win, win for the sport. It makes it much simpler for the athletes involved, but most importantly the fans and the national TV audience .
USATF deserves props for getting the IAAF to grant a Gold Label exception to the Trials and the IAAF deserves props as well!
Athletes, sponsors, fans, and even the media are all happy. A true win, win, win, win. That rarely happens, but shows what can happen when everyone involved focuses on the big picture.
Press release from USATF: