Hi, just got around to reading the rankings issue in detail (I know, way behind) and had a couple questions and would appreciate any insights anyone can offer:
1. The W400H describes the event as "the only one, man or woman, where the #1 wasn't on the podium in London". But Kiplagat did not medal in the 15, and Koech (St) did not even compete in London? Or am I misinterpreting the statement?
2. Was the Jamaican 1 - 5 sweep in the 200 a first for that event by one nation, or has the US done that? And was the resulting US 'score' in the 200 an all-time low? Amazing, event where US has often been dominant.
3. Are the US rankings done as "top 10 Americans if the world rankings went deep enough to get to that level" or are they done in the context of the US season? The reason I ask is M1500. I understand in a world context Centro had the better overall season; but in the realm of US track Leo finished ahead in the two most important races - in that the Trials were the largest gathering of top US competition. It seems this is a rare case where the ordering of the US rankings shouldn't follow the world order, as US champ + Oly medal would, in a ranking of US runners only, trump not US champ + no Oly medal.
Issue was great as always! Thx for any insights anyone can share.