Four-time Olympian drops selection appeal as Australia’s marathon team confirmed

<div><ul><li>Lisa Weightman was overlooked despite third-best qualifying time</li><li>Stenson, Diver and Gregson to represent Australia at Paris Games</li></ul><p>Lisa Weightman has reluctantly given up on her dream of contesting a record fifth Olympic Games marathon, with a last-minute change of heart that keeps the door open for Commonwealth champion Jess Stenson to complete a remarkable comeback in Paris.</p><p>Weightman, 45, appealed her initial non-selection in the three-strong Australian squad to the National Sports Tribunal in May. The NST recommended that Athletics Australia appoint an independent committee to reconsider their selection.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/may/30/paris-olympics-2024-australian-marathon-team-selection">Continue reading...</a></div>

  • Lisa Weightman was overlooked despite third-best qualifying time
  • Stenson, Diver and Gregson to represent Australia at Paris Games

Lisa Weightman has reluctantly given up on her dream of contesting a record fifth Olympic Games marathon, with a last-minute change of heart that keeps the door open for Commonwealth champion Jess Stenson to complete a remarkable comeback in Paris.

Weightman, 45, appealed her initial non-selection in the three-strong Australian squad to the National Sports Tribunal in May. The NST recommended that Athletics Australia appoint an independent committee to reconsider their selection.

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  • Lisa Weightman was overlooked despite third-best qualifying time
  • Stenson, Diver and Gregson to represent Australia at Paris Games

Lisa Weightman has reluctantly given up on her dream of contesting a record fifth Olympic Games marathon, with a last-minute change of heart that keeps the door open for Commonwealth champion Jess Stenson to complete a remarkable comeback in Paris.

Weightman, 45, appealed her initial non-selection in the three-strong Australian squad to the National Sports Tribunal in May. The NST recommended that Athletics Australia appoint an independent committee to reconsider their selection.

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