sidelined wrote:Why not Jo Pavey too?
I've no idea, but it's probably because while her first two runs over the marathon have been solid, they've not been so spectacular that it's beyond possible that another woman could run faster between now and final selection. I don't often agree with the selectors, but would be foolish not to leave at least one place open in case of a stellar breakthrough from one of the other women.
As an aside, the selection policy apparently requires all pre-selections to have a realistic chance of a top 8 finish. Whether that is true of Radcliffe and Yamauchi I'm not sure, but IMHO I can't say that Jo's first two marathons make it look that likely for her, purely on those times (although her pedigree at other events might tell a different story).