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    Carter's season may have been based on the advance knowledge that she didn't need to be ready at the USA's.

    She's in. Any other decision would be a travesty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booond View Post
    Carter's season may have been based on the advance knowledge that she didn't need to be ready at the USA's.

    She's in. Any other decision would be a travesty.
    Yep. Can't change the rule for this season. World Champions get the nod this season, but in future seasons USATF can have them duke it out against the DL winners.
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    I thought the DL winner from the previous got the automatic spot, not the current year. Carter didn't know who this year's DL winner would be when she competed at the USATF Championships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    I thought the DL winner from the previous got the automatic spot, not the current year.
    That's how it was in prior years, but they changed that for 2019 because of the DL final being before the WC.
    Carter didn't know who this year's DL winner would be when she competed at the USATF Championships.
    Which would make it all the more important to put in an honest effort rather than focusing on beating only one specific athlete or half-assing it. Top 4 would guarantee a spot to the world champ, but anything below that would depend on who won the DL title.
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    this is all very much a moot point, unless you believe that some American other than Muhammad, McLaughlin or Spencer is going to win the DL!
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    This may have been mentioned already in this thread, but this is the first time in history that all four hurdles WRs have been held by Americans. May not last long if Warholm keeps going the way he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berkeley View Post
    This may have been mentioned already in this thread, but this is the first time in history that all four hurdles WRs have been held by Americans.
    I believe it's also the first time that both women's hurdles WRs have been held by Americans.
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    It is - Keni is the first at 100h and Muhammad only the second at 400h.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berkeley View Post
    ...Muhammad only the second at 400h.
    in IAAF era, yes, but the first sub-60 performer was Wendy Koenig (later Knudson) in '73
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    We also had some in the 80m hurdles back in the 1930s.
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