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What happens when two athletes fall down in a 100m dash?

According to IAAF competition rules art 163: Lane Infringement (a) in all races run in lanes, each athlete shall keep within his allocated lane from start to finish. this shall also apply to any ...
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Why was USA disqualified from the 4x100 men's relay final in the Rio Olympics?

4x100m relay are composed by 4 runners that run approximately 100m each. To avoid that a faster athlete run a longer section are imposed limits for the passage of the baton. In the image below you ...
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Why 110-hurdles for men and 100-hurdles for women?

TL;DR: 110 m was set for historical reasons and women had the distance set to 100 m to both use metric units and keep consistency with the number of hurdles run by men (10). 110 metres hurdles in ...
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Is the 4-minute mile still the "highest" standard?

for men, the mile world record has been 3:43.13 by Hicham El Guerrouj since 1999, and a little more than 1,500 athletes have broken the 4-minute barrier over 6,000 times since then. that number ...
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Is it true that a sprinter ran the 100m in 21.73 seconds in a World Championship?

Yes, the story is true. Here is a video showing the race (at timecode 5:51). As you can see, Kim Collins (at lane 7: it is him indeed, cf. the IAAF official results, heat #5) makes a normal start, but ...
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Why was Eliud Kipchoge's time from Nike's Breaking2 not a world record?

The fundamental reason for Kipchoge's time not "counting" as a record is the nature of the Breaking2 project. Speculation about the possibility of a sub-2-hour marathon in the past focused on the ...
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Most runners under 10s in a single 100m race?

I went through the IAAF site and checked the list of senior outdoor results on 100 metres men over years from 2001 until 2018 (for example, see the results from 2016). Considering those, I checked ...
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What is the simplest way to transfer data between online running logs?

Note that I've changed this answer several times, to keep up with current status. TLDR: Use Smashrun, then Tapiriik In the previous months/years Nike has been changing the way it provides data; ...
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How do you master the hang technique?

I spent two years trying to perfect the hang technique in high school and I was an utter failure. I was fast and tall so was sent to do the long jump, but ended up being a little too big to make this ...
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Leaning at the end of a running race?

Leaning at the end is called a "dip" and it's part of the finishing technique. Those who do it well place higher than those who don't. An article provides videos of races won and lost in the last 10 ...
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100m sprint: is there evidence for some lanes being better than others?

The only practical preference for lane assignment in the 100m sprint is for a matter that's no longer the case at the Olympic games and many other large competitions. In 2008, research was published ...
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What are the marathons with the largest number of participants?

The largest marathons by continent, as of 2016, are: North America: New York City Europe: Paris Asia: Tokyo International Africa: Soweto South America: Buenos Aires Australia: Melbourne (Source: ...
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Fueling strategy while running a marathon in warm weather

There are many factors that cut your marathon short. Firstly, the heat dissipation is better in a shorter runner than in a tall runner (the area-volume ratio larger to transfer heat if shorter). ...
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What is the record for greatest number of athletes with the same finish time in one event?

I looked for recorded instances of the same finishing time by more than 3 runners, and couldn't find any. As was mentioned in the comments, the race you referenced in your question was reported to 0....
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Is is feasible to walk/run an average of 90,000 steps a day?

In effect, the people at the top of this list are saying that they walk an equivalent of 50 miles a day or so, every day. Finding myself skeptical, I've done a bit of research. A world-class race ...
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Gun at start of run

A gun provides a single, relatively discrete sound at a relatively constant volume throughout a meeting. The volume of a whistle will vary from blow to blow, depending on how it's blown. Also, a ...
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Under what circumstances the half race passing time in a marathon qualifies for a half marathon competition?

This is a tricky question, but it is not at all uncommon for split times ("intermediate" or "en route" timings) to be submitted as record performances, particularly in longer road races like 30km or ...
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How do competitive runners with asthma handle Doping tests?

There is the national level and the international level. IAAF has forms by which athletes can send exemption forms. IAAF IAAF Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) Application Form here Cardiovascular ...
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What is the difference between trail running shoes and normal running shoes?

Generally the drop of trail running shoes will vary by model in much the same way it varies in regular running shoes. The principal differences that make a running shoe a trail running shoe are ...
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What are some good strength exercises for marathon runners?

The key is Balance. The core is ideally vertical and inclined to motion direction. This requires stabiliser muscles in core and legs. Often, you see people in marathons who need to walk backwards with ...
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Why was USA disqualified from the 4x100 men's relay final in the Rio Olympics?

To add to Ale's thorough answer: in the case of any disqualification in a major athletics event, the official results will usually cite a specific rule in the IAAF competition rules (which Ale linked)....
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What is considered a 'good' running time for short running distances for a normal fit person?

These are good times. Here are State Qualifying times for Illinois High School Boys. You aren't quite to these levels, but you are certainly well above average times for your age. My personal ...
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What is the purpose of running shoe lacing from bottom to top?

That is a variety of speed lace, which is popular among runners because it makes the shoe unlikely to become untied (as there is no proper tie). Speed laces have a lot of varieties, but the common ...
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How good is a 6 minute mile for a 12 year old boy?

Using the table at Running Level.com which describes mile times for various ages, and male/female categories, a 6:00 to 6:30 mile time run by a boy is "advanced" and is in approximately the ...
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What do GC and SSC mean in the context of sprinting?

SSC is the Stretch Shortening Cycle. Imagine a spring being compressed before it pops up - that's the SSC phase. Per Philip Kendall, GC most likely stands for Gait Cycle.
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Sprint running record with non-null initial speed (100 m)

At the 2009 Great City Games in Manchester, England, Usain Bolt won the 150m event in a time of 14.35s, which remains the world best for that event. Bolt ran the final 100m in a time of 8.70s, an ...
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How to attempt a quarter pipe at an obstacle course?

Super afraid of heights here also. That being said, I also had to overcome this issue, skateboarding, when I was younger. The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to just keep trying it. The more you ...
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Why is the Edinburgh Half Marathon world record eligible?

This answer has been significantly improved based on insights from @olmomiau. The Edinburgh Half Marathon never used a world record eligible course. Points to consider: No world records have been ...
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Is it legal to run with your athlete during an Ironman?

Certainly you wouldn't be allowed to cross the finish line with them based on the rule you cited, but as ckett said running with them in general could be considered outside assistance as a pacer. ...
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