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  • #16
    Re: Elite athlete trivia question

    Originally posted by gh
    So how many of these will make the team (in that event)?
    1 guy and 2 gals.

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    • #17
      Is someone going to explain what this obscure rule is? :roll:

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Jon
        Is someone going to explain what this obscure rule is? :roll:
        Automatic Qualification [USATF Rules 10.3(b)i and 10.3(b)ii]

        A Track & Field athlete is eligible for automatic qualification into the Olympic Trials in the same event if that athlete has:

        * Earned an individual medal in an Olympic Games or in an IAAF World Indoor or Outdoor Championships during the year 2008, or during the four previous calendar years (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
        * Won an individual 2007 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship event
        * For automatic qualification purposes only, the indoor 60m, 60m hurdles, mile, and 3000m distances are interchangeable with the outdoor 100m, 100m/110m hurdles, 1500m and 5000m, respectively

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        • #19
          Ah, thanks. That would explain Trammell being in the 100m (after his WICh 60m medal).

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          • #20
            stupid

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            • #21
              The rule has been there for several years. I don't think it's done any harm.

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              • #22
                *getting back into the hole*

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                • #23
                  Re: Elite athlete trivia question

                  Originally posted by gh
                  what links these people this year?

                  Men: 100—Maurice Greene, Terrence Trammell; 200—John Capel, Bernard Williams; 400—Derrick Brew, Otis Harris; 5000—Bernard Lagat; 20W—Curt Clausen; HJ—Matt Hemingway; LJ—Savanté Stringfellow.

                  Women: 100—Gail Devers; 100H—Devers, Melissa Morrison; 400H—Lashinda Demus; HJ—Chaunte Howard.
                  None of them have ever been in my house.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by observer2
                    stupid
                    please explain how finding a way to get some huge crowd-pleasers into the meet (a meet where an extra body in competitions with multiple rounds causes no crowdig problem) can be anything but fabulous for the sport?

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