The following is a race from a Canadian university conference championship. Backstory is you can either qualify for nationals as an auto-time qualifier or finish first or second in your conference championships. Guelph already has a couple guys auto-qualified, having run 7:53, 7:58, and 8:16 (standard is 8:17) and they are clearly trying to use some team tactics to get a fourth man to nationals.
Fast forward to 5:26 for 800m into the 3k (slow start, through in 2:18). No DQs were called and protests were overturned. What do you guys think? (Everything in the last 800m of the race).