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Steeplechaser LaCaze lodges Olympic appeal

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates is "very keen" for steeplechaser Genevieve LaCaze to go to the London Games despite her missing Athletics Australia's qualification deadline by little more than a day.

LaCaze, 22, bettered the qualifying standard with a personal best of nine minutes 41.15 seconds in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

But her breakthrough run came a day after AA announced its 54-strong team for London.

LaCaze - who has spent the past four years on scholarship at the University of Florida - is one of at least three Australian athletes to have officially asked AA to reconsider their non-selection in the team.

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