Should Bernard Lagat have be disqualified in 5K finals for Obstruction based on IAAF Rule 163.2
If you study the video over the the last 5-10 meters of the OSAKA 2007 5000 finals, IMHO, Bernard Lagat impeded Eliud Kipchoge from progressing with his accelaration which is contrary to the IAAF Competitions Rules in particular Rule 163 Section 2 on Obstruction.
In all fairness if Lagat did not cut in front of Eliud Kipchoge in the last five meters, the results could have been different. It would have been a photo finish like the 800 meters and results could be different.
Watch the video in slow motion and give your unbiased opinion.
The Kenya Track Federation(?) might have had a legitimate case if they had decided to pursue this issue.
It is just a matter of fairness, nothing personal against Bernard Lagat or the USA.