how will this work
I see what they’re trying to do in terms of making sure the field is a true representation of the fastest in the world, but now the question begs if this should change the qualifications for the US trials.
If they’re selecting off of the top ranked 65 and the time standard, then do we even need the US trials? For example, if the women’s standard is 2:37 but the world standard is 2:29, then there’s really no chance for those 2:37 runners to crack the ranks in the top 65, so why hold a race that won’t change much in the long run? Perhaps I’ve interpreted this wrong but I’d love to hear other thoughts on this.