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Old 09-15-15, 11:36 AM
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Claudia Saunders will not represent the USA in international competition

Claudia Saunders, a Princeton (Cincinnati) high school graduate now running at Stanford University will compete internationally for France and not the USA according to Track & Field News. Claudia's mother is French and Claudia herself speaks French fluently.
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L'Equipe had an article about it back in July. Smart move - much easier route to Olympic and world championship teams with not having to go though the brutal US trials, especially with the depth the US will have in the 800 for the foreseeable future.
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Interesting to see Saunders competing in the 1000m at USATF indoor nationals this weekend. According to USATF eligibility requirements, "Only citizens of the United States who are eligible to represent the U.S. in all levels of international competition are eligible to compete in Championship events. Dual citizens should take special note of this fact."

I presume this means she's nixed the plan to compete for France. She got screwed last year when France instituted a standard for the womens 800 that was faster than the Olympic standard, which Saunders had achieved. Consequently she was shut out of competing in Rio, which had to suck.
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