Salazar was obviously wrong if he filed a protest against Bumbalough for interference, and it's disgraceful that the protest was granted. But beyond that, I don't see what Salazar's beef with Jerry was all about. Without Bumbalough keeping the pace fast, Rupp was probably a sitting duck for Lagat and possibly even Lamong in a sit-and-kick race. And considering that Rupp occasionally gets tangled in packs, the fast pace strung out the field and gave Rupp a relatively unimpeded run in a nice single-file formation. In the only notable contact involving Rupp, Hill and Rupp both moved to pass Bumbalough into the lead at about the same time. Hill, who was ahead of Rupp, got there first. I don't think that I would have disqualified either Rupp or Hill for that contact, but it's disgraceful if Al moved to DQ Bumbalough just to get his pound of flesh.