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  • IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

    ...notably the 1500 and marathon:

    http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=512/newsId=23583.html

  • #2
    Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

    That's huge. We might actually send 3 athletes this year. Guess they thought 3:34 was too quick.

    Isn't the new "A" standard the same as it was in 2000?

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    • #3
      Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

      I guess they realized that 90% of the marathon field would be ex-patriate Kenyans.

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      • #4
        Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

        Canada has 2 men and 3 women that have met the marathon standard but the trouble is that the COA has yet to set their times(I think). If they go with the same times, the athletes in question will probably just have to prove fitness. There are also a few guys who might want to move up and give it a shot.

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        • #5
          Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

          From what I heard at the World Champs in Paris, the Canadian federation (or olympic committee) set its own, and much tougher, standards. The women's marathon standard was something ridiculous... 2:23:00, I believe :-o
          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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          • #6
            Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

            Women running a marathon is a CRIME.
            Andy

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            • #7
              Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

              "Women running a marathon is a CRIME."

              Against your ego.

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              • #8
                Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

                >Women running a marathon is a CRIME.

                Mr Sichting, I presume ?
                Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                • #9
                  Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

                  >From what I heard at the World Champs in Paris,
                  >the Canadian federation (or olympic committee)
                  >set its own, and much tougher, standards. The
                  >women's marathon standard was something
                  >ridiculous... 2:23:00, I believe :-o

                  Standards in some events are harder than international 'A' standard while others are the same. All are listed at: http://www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/ ... (Athletics)%20Final.pdf

                  Women's marathon 'A' standard for example is 2:28:14, women's 5000 is 15:01.42. With the men's marathon 'B' standard of 2:14, I think only Bruce Deacon is currently eligible.

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                  • #10
                    Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

                    In 1988 the GDR female long jump standard was 7.20; only Drechsler achieved it (7.48), but Sabine John also took part in the end.

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                    • #11
                      Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

                      2:15 for men's A and 2:18 for the B? that's pretty lenient. especially considering 2:15 is the women's world record, and 2:18 is well below that. in no other event would the marks be anywhere near that close between men's entry standard and the women's world record.

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                      • #12
                        Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

                        That was not me that said Women running the marathon is a crime. If you want to get me please try to be more clever.

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                        • #13
                          Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

                          That 3:34 was standard was absurb. How many people can run a 3:52 mile

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                          • #14
                            Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

                            set it to 3:43 for all I care.

                            I don't think American male medal hopes for the 1500m in Athens are any better.

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                            • #15
                              Re: IAAF changes some Olympic standards...

                              I believe the walks were adjusted also.

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