A track trials is one thing. A cross country trials is another, but a marathon trials is another completely different kettle of fish. We applaud the Athletics Kenya federation on reconsidering their idea to hold a trials in February. Ideas are important to consider, but it also is important to admit when it just does not make sense.
No special marathon trials
NAIROBI (KEN): Athletics Kenya has decided to cancel their plans to hold a trial in order to pick their team for the Rio 2016 marathon, reports Michelle Katami. Their decision to cancel came after consultations with athletes, coaches and other stakeholders. They will now pick their team based on performances up to the end of April 2016. They plan to announce the team on May 1.