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RE: World Relays USA Team Announced: US 4x800 W Looking Great. Simpson, Symmonds, Centro, Cain NOT Running

Dkny64 wrote:

Not surprised Alberto is holding his runners out + not convinced any of them would make that much difference, but does anyone know why Symmonds and Jenny BS are skipping iit?

We talked to Ray Flynn and he said Jenny just wanted to focus on the Diamond League this year. Said it was her decision not a group one (ie once Mary and Treniere aren't running, Jenny figures the medal chances are lower so she doesn't run).

We tried to reach out to Nick Symmonds and didn't get a response. Treniere through her agent declined to comment.

Mary Cain's trying to graduate high school I get that.

I just wish the people currently race fit would have done it. It's not that taxing to run an 800 or 1500 for your country. Shanghai to Bahamas isn't the easiest trip in a week, but these are pros. And I think some of the people not running aren't going to be in the Bahamas.

IAAF could have solved the problem by putting this at the end of the season but I think they have the Continental Cup and it is hurricane season in the Bahamas.

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