I think not as It appeared he was the one who encroached-- but perhaps even more important is that he's not in a Nike kit. Runners going pro should not underestimate the intangible benefits of being a Nike athlete.
What say ye?
Watching a different race? wrote:
I saw it as Walker did come down to lane 1 rail when there appeared to be a small window. The one guy put out his arm to brace himself but realized the move was made and was successful. Even though that guy wasn't putting down a strong finish, he made the attempt, after a few steps, to make a hard move to get around Walker. Walker was tripped when that runner decided to cut hard across the lane behind him, when he clearly didn't have the room to make the move.
Seems pretty clear cut that Walker should be in the finals.
Yep. If it were Murphy, he'd be out. But with all the PC crap going on, Walker has a great chance to get dropped in, even though he showed he doesn't recover well on short rest. With 50+ hours to rest, he'll be fine if they give him his undeserved shot.
one to go wrote:
Should he get in? No. He wasn't going to make top 3 and his time wasn't going to be nearly good enough. And he was at least partially at fault himself for weaving in the straight.
Will he get in? Wouldn't surprise me.
Engels 9th man in final
Walker in the stands
Good to see Hayward Field officials handing out false starts....unlike at Pre.