Re: How to win and not win, apparently...
I think I agree with the ruling. A marathon is a race, not a time trial. The "elite" start ahead to keep clear of any traffic from non-competitive runners. Even most small town 5Ks register you as a competitive runner or just there for the experience for that very reason.
Tough lesson for that woman to learn...she was elite before this race. Her previous best time was roughly equal to the time the "elite" winner put up.
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Last edited by guttle11; 10-22-2008 at 12:10 AM.