U still cant get it right wrote:
I think it was pretty obvious that he meant the inside lane when he was quoting the ncaa rule.
Also, he should have included both part a and part b, since half the race is run without lanes in the indoor 400.
So, in other words, other than the portions of his elongated question which included wrong or incomplete facts he was correct with his question.
Keep in mind that the question poser supposedly graduated from an institution of higher education or, perhaps in his case, edumacation.
Believe me, I'm not going to defend Rojo's intellect. It's quite clear he got into school and breezed through on his parents reputation. But what he wrote in his OP was right just incomplete.
Anyway, nobody seems (including me) to have an answer to why IAAF is willing to ratify world records set under lower rules of competition, but they do. As long as the rules for the lower level were followed, my understanding is that it is record eligible.