Public Health England are not the police and their recommendations are general, cautious guidelines not laws! The 48h recommendation is to stop schoolchildren infecting their classmates, restaurant workers infecting customers etc. It's not meant for an elite athlete running for less than a minute in an open-air stadium. Trying to pass the blame on to PHE is nonsense. Besides, norovirus is unpleasant but it's not bloody Ebolaâ€¦
If this was a Brit or an American, lawyers would get an injunction. I want the other 400 runners to BOYCOTT.[/quote]
The idea is not to protect public health but protect the other athletes from being unable to compete just like Mukwala in the 200m.
Final decision was down to the IAAF.