Just watched the race. Most absurd DQ ever! Bumbi literally did nothing wrong. Based on his DQ every single athlete competing at USA's should have been DQed. So insane. Way more ridiculous than the GG DQ (which was also ridiculous) but since Bumbi didn't win it isn't called out like GG's DQ. So crazy. This REALLY needs to get protested just as much as the GG DQ and needs to be overturned, otherwise it sends the message that Salazar can get any athlete DQed for no reason at all, and as long as they don't win and no heat is put on USATF then Salazar gets his way.
The only thing that did to Rupp is when he was moving up in the pack as Bumbi started slowing down Hill, moved quickly out and cut Rupp off a little so as not to get stuck behind Bumbi when everyone moved around. If it had caused Rupp to fall then Hill shoulda got a DQ, but Rupp just stumbled for a step so no way Hill should have even gotten DQed, let alone Bumbi who had no contact with anyone.
And in fact, Lagat did the exact same thing to Hill later in the race, Hill was on the outside moving up to take the lead and Lagat cut him off, Hill just didn't stumble for a step like Rupp had earlier.
So we have one instance where Bumbi is leading, Rupp is passing, and Hill moves quickly out to pass Bumbi but cuts Rupp off in the process. For this Bumbi some how gets DQed. Then we have the exact similar situation where Rupp is leading, Hill is passing, and Lagat moves quickly out to pass Rupp but cuts off Hill in the process. So by USATF's logic from the first cut-off where the leader Bumbi got DQed for no reason, in the second incident the leader Rupp should have gotten DQed for no reason as well.
Really dumb weekend for Salazar and USATF. Salazar threw a hissy fit at another coach for no reason in front of a bunch of people, made a ridiculous DQ protest against GG, and fabricated out of thin air a DQ against Bumbi and both times was able to pressure USATF into accepting the DQ, and only once due to tons of heat on them did USATF do the right thing and reverse the decision.