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Mr. Obvious
RE: 25 Americans now have the Olympic standard in marathon but won't be at the Trials. Should USATF let them in?
I believe you article is factually incorrect in this statement:

"The US Trials standard is often faster than the Olympic one for sprint events but there are no lane constraints in the marathon."

According to a tweet by camille Herron, discussing trials standards: I know USATF has a policy that they won't set standards faster than IAAF

Although Camille has it as a USATF policy, I believe USATF lost a case before an Arbitration panel or a court interpreting the Ted Stevens amateur Sports Act which prohibited them from having more stringent standards. I have been unable to locate the original decision (poor google skills).

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