Looks like they're re-running it.
Not too complicated the mechanical blocks indicated a false start. It wasn’t visible to the starter hence no second gun. Two (or more) athletes including Boling heard in and justifiably stopped. The starter should’ve done the second gun at that point, but maybe they didn’t hear it. Now they gotta negotiate it cuz Boling ran 1 second and the “winner” ran 6.52 all-out. It’s messy.
So you’re saying yes there was a false start but the official didn’t see it at first? Or there was no false start? Video did not look like a false start
You'd think after the disaster of four BS false starts in the women's 400 hurdles final at the trials in Eugene last summer, they'd have these technical starting issues fixed. Horrible.
Occasionally there’re equipment failures and the blocks screw up. Other times the blocks sensitivity is way too high and catches tiny flinches that are pretty impossible to notice. This has derailed meets before (last years USAs had some faulty mechanical blocks). I recall a hurdles race having to be rerun 4 times for supposed faulty starts.
There clearly should have been a 2nd gun. What a sh*t show.
Haven’t seen it, but sucks. I have been increasingly disappointed by the quality of starters over the past few years, they can really screw things up.
Nope. Those recalls were due to nervous and shaking runners. The actual blocks did exactly what they were supposed to do.
For every race where people complained about messed up blocks, there were 4 or 5 heats with the same blocks and no issues. I was also skeptical of blaming it on the blocks.
If the beep isn’t an official indication of a false start, it shouldn’t be audible to runners, it should only go to the starter’s ear.
Right. A second gun should be the only signal to stop.
IS the beep audible to runners? Keep going unless there is a second gun.
I would think that the tone is a tool that is available to inform the exercise of discretion by a starter. It should not be definitive or binding.
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Youth meets under 8 or 9 y/o...if there is false start, they keep running through 2nd gun, 3rd gun, 4th gun. Always funny.
Look at the distance between Boling’s blocks?? Everyone else’s is like half that. Strange.
That’s because he doesn’t know how to start properly, which affects both his 60 and 100. Put him next to someone who has a proper start mechanic, like Coleman, and he looks slow.