right on it wrote:
so is :00 an OTQ??
Exactly my thought. Having a standard of 1:04:00 is confusing, because it leaves us wondering if 1:04:00.xx is a qualifier. I dont remember the rounding rules for road races.
On the track, every event is timed to a specific significant figure and everything rounds up to the nearest significant figure, never down. For example, 9.991in the 100m rounds up to 10.00, while a 9.990 would stay 9.99, since the significant figure is the thousandth of a second in the 100m.
Is the significant figure in the half marathon the second? Does this imply that he actual ran 1:03:59.xx and it was rounded up? Because if they use the rules from track, if he ran 1:04:00.xx, he wouldn't qualify, I would assume.