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    Mr. H.D. Thoreau said, "Simplify, simplify, simplify."

    I fear that the IAAF has not heeded his sage advice, and some federations have likewise muddied the waters.
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    Athletics Kenya may or may not be clear on all the issues posed by the Trials delay.

    But the author of the Daily Nation article linked on the home page is confused about the Diamond League season that determines the champion's wild card. With Doha falling so late on the calendar, it is the current season champ that gets the wild card, not 2018's.

    The story is written in such a way as to suggest that the president of AK is responsible for this confusion in the briefing he gave to reporters. But it could be that the reporter misunderstood.

    https://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athl...brz/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by norunner View Post
    Still doesn't make sense, too many variables. France has higher qualification standards, Britain doesn't accept any results achieved at an altitude higher than 950m. Germany requires not only a qualification mark, but also a second lower mark as confirmation in most events. Just three examples the IAAF would have to keep track of.
    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 not). Athletes can also be dropped from the team despite having Q marks if they don't show adequate form at the NC. That's not to mention the possibility of some or all of our 400 women focusing on the relays and not running individually.
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    The Kenyan 10k trials were apparently today and the rest of the meet is apparently tomorrow per this article posted at iaaf.org

    https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/ia...m-kamworor-tir
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    Those times are fast! Kamworor ran 27:11 in Nairobi back in 2015, but 27:24 is still very fast for that altitude. The women's times are the fastest at altitude. I am surprised that Tirop beat Obiri. Note, also that the 4th placers were quite close, and we haven't seen deeper results yet. Kenya has an amazing depth of runners, which may be relevant to the Cheserek discussion on that thread. World lists do not tell the story, because lots of Kenyan athletes do not get opportunities to run a sea level, or only do so on the roads until the trials.
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    The Kenyan 10k trials were apparently today and the rest of the meet is apparently tomorrow per this article posted at iaaf.org

    https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/ia...m-kamworor-tir
    The "rest of the meet" is the rest of the Kenyan National Championships. As the cited article makes clear, the trials for all events other than the 10Ks will be held Sept. 12-13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    The "rest of the meet" is the rest of the Kenyan National Championships. As the cited article makes clear, the trials for all events other than the 10Ks will be held Sept. 12-13.
    Thanks for the clarification, although having it then still makes absolutely no sense to me.
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    Additional national championship results from AK twitter.

    Timothy Cheruyiot ran 1:43.11 for 800m.

    https://twitter.com/athletics_kenya?...Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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    Quote Originally Posted by player View Post
    Timothy Cheruyiot ran 1:43.11 for 800m
    And he's not even running the 800 in Doha? [1500 only?]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    And he's not even running the 800 in Doha? [1500 only?]
    I suspect so and I'd think it wise.

    Makhloufi tried for the double in Rio and wound up with two silvers. If he were fresh for the 1500m, he might have had a gold instead of that sour look on his face when he realized Centro had him beat.

    While the schedule always allows for the attempt, I believe Makh is the only dual 8/15 Oly male medalist since Coe in '84.
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