Mutai and Makau don't make the cut (Read 945 times)

    I've always accepted the limit of 3 as being reasonable for everything but the long distance events.  The 200 meter final only has 8 runners.  If 2 or 3 from Jamaica and 2 or 3 from USA are in there it seems ok. 


    But for some reason it feels wrong to me to know they will be running for over 2 hours with dozens of runners in the same race, but with half of the top-15 talent in the world at home. 

    In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion





      Cant say I feel that bad for Kenya "only" sending 3 guys. The London marathon this past weekend might have been more competitive than the Olympic marathon coming up. But, such is life. The Olympics seem to be less about great / deep fields and more about nationalism and incredible stories. 


      Btw, somebody like Koen Raymaekers deserves to be there.

      And we run because we like it
      Through the broad bright land