So much dead time between the track events. The DL doesn't need to eliminate the 5000m to reduce the TV window to 90 minutes; it could easily be done by tightening the schedule of events.
Also, why doesn't NBC Gold offer a feed dedicated solely to the track events like they do for the field events? It doesn't even need commentary, but those of us paying $75 or whatever for the NBC Gold package should be given the opportunity to watch all 12.5 laps of a 5000m if we so desire.
Dead time doesn't bother me at all. If anything, I think there are too many events during a track meet. They need time to set up what you are seeing.
But I'm with you on the dedicated track feed. I think they don't do it as those cameras are also used for field events so they'd need a separate producer for that? That's the only thing I can think of whereas for some field evnet they can just dedicated a few cameras to online only.