Jonathan Gault wrote:
the #s might be slightly off guys- for instance Joe Moore already has the OTQ with a 1:03 half. He wouldn't be a "new" qualifier. I didn't scan the whole list but there may be a few others included who have already qualified through half times
We weren't saying he was a new qualifier for the OT. We were saying he's a new qualifier for the Olympics (he did not have the Olympic standard before but now he does).
Good article but some factual errors:
Tyler McCandless and Scott McPherson have qualified for the trials.
Tyler ran 2:15:26 at 2014 Twin Cities
Scot ran 2:16:02 at 2013 Twin Cities
You are right. I updated the article.[/quote]
Also the article didn't mention the guys between 2:17 and 2:18 who are qualified for the trials but now also have the olympic standard.
I personally am opposed to letting 2:19 into the trials at this point. Guys had the current standards in mind and raced that way. One minute doesn't seem like a lot but if guys knew 2:19 was the standard the would have gone out for that pace whereas they went out for sub 2:18 pace, ended up dying and coming in over 2:19. I think the marathon standard for the trials was faster than it should have been but its to late in the game to change it, the qualifying window has been open for a couple of years and the trials are just 2 months away.