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  • Gatlin should run in the pan am games

    After not qualifying to the WC in Paris, I believe that Justin Gatlin should be selected to run in the Pan Am Games because it would give him more international experience.
    Everybody knows that is not going to be a top field, but a sprint double victory in there would help him recover from the us trials.
    What do you think?

  • #2
    Re: Gatlin should run in the pan am games

    I agree with you. The team for the pan am has not been anoucied yet and I really don't think that he is going to be on the list, because he problably is not interested.
    But, it could help him to get prepare for the Olympics next year.
    As you Know, Bernard Williams was the 1999 pan am games gold medallist in the 100m and if it gave him experience so shall give Gatlin.


    • #3
      Re: Gatlin should run in the pan am games

      It's not his choice. He has to be selected, and it is very unlikely that he will be. ... ures.shtml


      • #4
        Re: Gatlin should run in the pan am games

        Thanks for showing how the athletes are going to be selected for the pan am games.
        I am from Brazil and down here things are a little diferent, if one of our best athletes was injured during the brazilian championships, but got better after that the selectors could take him to the pan am games.
        I think it would be great for competition have a the talented world indoor and 6 times ncaa champion in there.
        But that is life.


        • #5
          Re: Gatlin should run in the pan am games

          even if selected i doubt he would run


          • #6
            Re: Gatlin should run in the pan am games

            If he won't run he won't be "selected." As I understand it, they basically go down the list of qualifiers in ranked order based on what they did at the Nationals, and when one guy declines, they ask the next guy on the list. They "select" a team consisting of people who've said yes.


            • #7
              Re: Gatlin should run in the pan am games

              And any of you know when they are going do announce the team?


              • #8
                Re: Gatlin should run in the pan am games

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                100m Marcelle Scales Franklin, TN
                200m Kenny Brokenburr Raleigh, NC
                200m Erick Wilson Opa-Locka, FL
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                400m Adam Steele Eden Prairie, MN
                800m Khadevis Robinson Santa Monica, CA
                800m Floyd Thompson Santa Monica, CA
                1,500m Bryan Berryhill Wellington, CO
                1,500m Grant Robinson Palo Alto, CA
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                5,000m Louis Luchini Ellsworth, ME
                5,000m Seth Hejny Grand Junction, CO
                10,000m Daniel Browne Portland, OR
                10,000m Weldon Johnson Flagstaff, AZ
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                50 km Race Walk Sean Albert Chula Vista, CA
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                110m Hurdles Joshua Walker Stone Mountain, GA
                400m Hurdles Eric Thomas Houston, TX
                400m Hurdles Regan Nichols Houston, TX
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                Long Jump Kevin Dilworth Grand Prairie, TX
                Triple Jump Aarik Wilson Bloomington, IN
                Triple Jump Allen Simms Greenbelt, MD
                High Jump Jamie Nieto Chula Vista, CA
                High Jump Terrance Woods Abilene, TX
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                Pole Vault Russ Buller Los Angeles, CA
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                Hammer Throw John McEwen Eugene, OR
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                Discus Throw Doug Reynolds Lawrence, KS
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