Whomst is this "IAF" you speak of?
No IAAF drug testing before/after the event is deal killer.
That could've been easily taken care of. After all, it was a Nike event. Nike (Seb Coe) > WADA.
simply this wrote:
1. Pacers that didn't race from the starting line.
2. Mechanical pacing by the Tesla.
3. Moving aid as runners were handed drinks from bikes whenever they wanted.
4. Drafting behind the Tesla
5. Using a laser to instruct/pace rabbits
Things I suspect were illegal that Nike has not been clear on, or that I'm too lazy to look up:
7. Drug testing
8. Closed event with only Nike athletes allowed to compete
Other than that, they shouldn't have any problems getting the record ratified.
I'm not sure it's the number of aid stations. Isn't the point that they were handed drinks by the guys on bicycles. In regular marathons they have to pick up their own drinks from a table.
This is a completely trivial assist, although yes it is against the rules.
The important rule-breaking here was, obviously, that there was pacing by athletes who hadn't started the race, and/or had been "lapped."
I think this is actually a really stupid rule for a time trial, but that is the way it is.
more curious wrote:
Gender bias wrote:
You thik the pace car is "perhaps another factor"? IT IS THE WHOLE SHEBANG. Running in the cars slipstream is like running downhill. End of thread.
While driving down the highway have you ever drafted behind another car?
Did you notice how close to the bumper you need to be in order to feel the slipstream?
Any benefit of drafting during the #breaking2 race was purely psychological, and NOT due to physics.
This is the stupidest answer I have seen for a while. I'm pretty confident that a human sitting inside a internal combustion car cannot feel the aerodynamic benefit of drafting behind a lorry. Unless you are taking about Fred Flinstone or Barney Rubble who powered the car themselves.
The data is already coming out showing that the impact of the TESLA is most probably in excess of 90 seconds.
Shoes b killer wrote:
The shoes aren't legal either. Spring plate in them was allowed him to run 4:34 pace at what would have been 4:41-4:43 without.
If those shoes get you 10 seconds in A mile they will sell billions. Also be illegal in any HS/college meet
Constant access to nutrition, totally illegal pacing, a car to set a drafting condition. Basically everything