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  • Keflezighi

    A question for GH. Keflezighi just got an A qualifier at DN Galan. Does that make him our entry, since Broe doesn't even have the B?
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley

  • #2
    Re: Keflezighi

    what was his time?

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    • #3
      Re: Keflezighi

      13:20.50

      12th place
      "Run fast and keep turning left."

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      • #4
        Re: Keflezighi

        13:20.50. He didn't run the 5 at Nationals. Torres has the B and remains the lone US representative.

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        • #5
          Re: Keflezighi

          Meb cannot run the 5000 for the US in Paris because he did not compete in the event at USATF.

          Two Americans would have to run the 'A' Standard in order to boot Torres off the team. Since Kennedy and Abdi are both running the 5000m in Norwich on Friday they will have a shot but both would have to run it.

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          • #6
            Re: Keflezighi

            >Meb cannot run the 5000 for the US in Paris
            >because he did not compete in the event at USATF.

            I've read Garry's comment that USATF's two goals are respecting the order of USATF finish and maximizing team size. If Kennedy or somebody else gets an A, might they then go with that person and Meb? I mean, it's not like the "must run at nationals" rule is federal law -- ultimately, USATF decides who is on the team and who isn't.
            "Run fast and keep turning left."

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            • #7
              Re: Keflezighi

              No, because somebody who didn't run at Nationals can't bounce somebody who did. Hence, Meb can't bounce anybody in the 5K and Krumm can't bounce anyone in the 1500.

              Unlikely Meb would want to double anyway, or else he would have run the 5 at Stanford.

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              • #8
                Re: Keflezighi

                Note also that the same standards apply for next year, and we're inside the window, so Meb now has an Olympic A in the event, which is a nice leg up.

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                • #9
                  Re: Keflezighi

                  Here's hoping everyone who just missed the standard this season hangs around Europe to blast PR's in the remaining meets for next year.
                  (I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't!)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Keflezighi

                    >Note also that the same standards apply for next
                    >year, and we're inside the window, so Meb now has
                    >an Olympic A in the event, which is a nice leg
                    >up.

                    Where can the standards be found? I combed around the IAAF site and couldn't find them.
                    "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                    • #11
                      Re: Keflezighi

                      http://www.usatf.org/events/2003/IAAFWo ... ards.shtml

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