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McDonald out and Leon In for Worlds – Why rival’s religious beliefs mean Louisville’s Gabriela Leon will make world championships

Thanks to a rival’s religious convictions, University of Louisville pole vaulter Gabriela Leon is close to qualifying for next month’s World Athletics Championships. Though Leon was initially designated as an alternate for the world meet by finishing fourth in last week’s USA Track and Field Championships, second-place finisher Alina McDonald has announced her…