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    They won't, but the fact they're listed for both...

    They won't, but the fact they're listed for both events blocks the possible entries for other athletes. With the current rules predetermining the number of athletes, there should really be a...
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    Should 't they all be DQed for not giving a bona...

    Should 't they all be DQed for not giving a bona fide effort? :p
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    With Hassan absent from the 1500 and Muir...

    With Hassan absent from the 1500 and Muir possibly not at 100%, it's not obvious whether that's still true.
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    And the Polish federation uses some discretion in...

    And the Polish federation uses some discretion in nominating teams. In principle, they require athletes to achieve the IAAF Q marks, but a few invitations were accepted in 2017 (although most were...
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    But you're talking about 200+ federations and...

    But you're talking about 200+ federations and some 2000 athletes. The world isn't limited to the top 10 or so countries.
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    Also, even if it still possible to enter athletes...

    Also, even if it still possible to enter athletes after 13 Sep, it won't possible to achieve qualification marks at the Kenyan Trials. I know in most events Kenya has either a lot of people with...
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    Oh well, maybe if they enter their team after the...

    Oh well, maybe if they enter their team after the deadline and are denied entry by the IAAF, the Kenyan federation officials will learn to read the rules.
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