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  • #46
    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Buried the lede - in the latest USATF Officials newsletter:

    but the site still isn't graved in stone

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    • #47
      Originally posted by gh View Post
      but the site still isn't graved in stone
      Shirley, you jest!

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      • #48
        Originally posted by smj View Post
        Gonna be tough for Mu to run the 4x4 final
        It could go the other way. It would be very easy to use Mu in the mixed 4 x 400 final, especially if she runs the 800 only. The gap is Friday night for the mixed final all the way to following Thursday for opening round of 800.

        As others have pointed out in this thread, the aspect that immediately jumped out was the mixed event back to back sessions on opening day. They are several ways to look at that. One one hand it looks like they are trying to get it out of the way. Unquestionably it helps the teams with most depth and penalizes any team relying on a male 400 hurdler, since opening round is the following morning. But this schedule does enable star 400 women's hurdlers and women's 800 runners to contest the mixed, since both of those events are late in the program. Maybe they are trying to boost profile of the mixed by tempting teams and especially the United States to use their stars.

        Otherwise I noted that Sifan Hassan has a very difficult opening stretch if she tries the triple again. Women's 1500 heats are opening night, 10,000 final the following morning, then 1500 semifinal the same night. She can get through that, given not the greatest depth at 1500 at the moment. And I think it is her best best interests to attempt it if Faith Kipyegon foolishly goes through with stated intention to switch to the 5000 after Tokyo. That would be a huge mistake, IMO, given the emergence of Niyonsaba. Kipyegon announced the plan a year ago, before there was any indication what Niyonsaba would do at longer distances. I hope Kipyegon sticks to 1500. Otherwise Hassan will say thank you very much and know darn well that if she gets through the 1500 semifinals she becomes favorite in the final a few nights later.

        The women's 5000 is toward the end of the meet.

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