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The new system means they don't really have to take the controversial step of actually changing the GFA qualifying times as it will work like Boston and the standard will set itself. You hit the time to qualify to apply, then the actual time is decided by the standard of those applying upto 3000.
Every time they reduce GFA times it just creates uproar and negativity. This way they never have to take that measure again.
The original 1st aim of Chris Brasher's London Marathon was:To improve the overall standard and status of British marathon running by providing a fast course and strong international competitionReducing the number of GFA and Club entries seems to go against this. They should increase the number of these places - and championship places.