Posted: 23/08/2016 at 17:14
Just a random drop in Skinny!
We chatted on the other thread the other day about this strange qualification system, as I'd wrongly presumed that all of the men's marathoners had at least hit the sub 2.18 B standard.
It came to light that the guy who came 2nd last, for Cambodia had tapped into the rule that if a country has no qualifiers across the whole of track n field, they can pick one wildcard in one event.
This time out Malaysia had an 100metre runner (i presume she qualified, rather than was the wildcard(!) ), so that would have killed it anyway.
On another note though, the guy who came last, in 2.46 (?) is a 2.19 marathoners, proving to me how hard a) a marathon is, and b) one in heat and humidity.