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Ayy Cee Cee
RE: Help save the US Olympic Marathon Trials - A call to action
False. There are a ton of IAAF Gold Label Marathons where a top 5 finish earns you the standard. This new system will do the opposite of what you are saying. For example, this is why Bernard Lagat is racing the Gold Coast Marathon in July.

all wrong wrote:

You guys have it all wrong. This isn't something that was pulled out of the air by USATF and the IAAF.

It was a decision based on heavy lobbying. A Super Pac made up of the three US major marathons (Boston, Chicago, NYC), Nike and Adidas. They all want the top US runners racing more and doing big races. There is not much of an audience for the Trials.

Follow the money, bro.

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