Inside Athletics

One final hurdle - She's qualified for the Games but Australia doesn't want her

Queensland runner Genevieve LaCaze's Olympic dream could be crushed by a technicality.

LaCaze, who grew up in Brisbane, ran the race of her life in Indianapolis on Wednesday, recording an Olympic A-qualifying time of 9min41sec in the 3000m steeplechase.

But the 22-year-old has been left broken-hearted, having run the time that should book her ticket to London two days past the selection deadline set by Athletics Australia.

There is a glimmer of hope for the young Queenslander, with AA's nominations for London not due to be forwarded to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection until June 22.

Read the full story at the Courier Mail

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