You are reporting the following post to the moderators for review and possible removal from the forum

RE: USATF Announces 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifying standards

generalquestion wrote:

whats the harm in making the trials 2:25? roads are already closed, the streets are massive, they basically have the course blocked off for 3 hours anyway. never made much sense to me why they wouldnt allow the top 500 US marathoners into the trials

The same reason they don't allow the top 70 10k runners into the trials. It becomes a hindrance to the contenders to win and you may have a potential medalist fail to qualify.

Personally, I think they should have a cutoff for the marathon of 50. There are too many allowed in.

Hit the submit button below if you want us to review the post.

If you feel this is urgent or want a reply, email us at [email protected] about the post and please include a link to the thread the post is on and what page number/post on that page it is.