No bs board wrote:
I didn't see the race, but I thought tracks were 8 lanes wide. Anyone could of easily gone around her and ran whatever pace they wanted. If any of the racers are complaining like the OP, they need to stop playing the victim and take responsibility for themselves.
Lots of people on this thread who were clearly never good enough to go to the front of a rabbited race. Yes, of course any athlete has the power to take on the race. But in reality, most athletes are understandably hesitant to, particularly in the early stages of the race. If someone goes to the front of the pack and slows down, the race is likely to slow down, it's not rocket science and there's a reason why that trend is rarely broken by a selfless, sacrificial surge to the front.
Perhaps not shocking that reality isn't the concern of the armchair athletes on these boards.