the picture speak for itself.. and the excuse
Hussein Makke, Tola’s agent, said the incident was an issue of inefficient running mechanics and that Tola did not deliberately elbow Cheboiywo.
“When you go to full sprint after 28 minutes of running, you’re fatigued, you’re tired,” Makke said. “Especially if you’re not efficient in the mechanics, your arms spin left and right.”
The USATF rule book states that “any competitor or participant jostling, running across, or obstructing another competitor or participant so as to impede his or her progress shall be liable to disqualification in that event.”
Makke said Tola claimed he was trying to sprint and was not aware of anyone beside him.
“Tola is not very efficient in his mechanics, so his arms were spinning left and right,” Makke said.