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RE: Starts

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1 RE: Starts on Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:35 pm


To Whom it may concern.

For a hundred years or more all sprint events up and including 400 meters conducted by amateur athletic bodies world wide have started with hands behind the line.
This means that the feet are at least ½ a meter further back which means that the athlete in fact covers more than the designated distance.
Most athletes do a bunch start ( meaning they try to get their feet closer to the line)
It is long past time for this anomaly to be rectified.
Bluntly the feet ( toe behind the line to be precise) should be behind the line not the hands.
This change allows the athlete to develop the best set position to suit his build.
Whilst on this subject please note that in professional handicap racing since the year dot all starts are conducted with toe behind  the line.
Also to set a reasonable and fair penalty for a false start the offending athlete should have his starting blocks moved back 1 meter and if the athlete should offend again he is suspended from the event.(a world class athlete aka Usane Bolt could still win)
If all these changes are introduced athletic events would reach new levels.
All sprint events would naturally be run faster and all records rewritten.
Come on administrators make the changes world wide.

Regards Marcus Arnold

2 Re: RE: Starts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:06 am


I am reminded of grandma riley at the docks seeing her grandson off to war in a mile long parade young billy is marching out of step remarks grandpa, o'' no sais granny all the other boys are out of step,

aussie pro's and scots are only ones starting our way

3 Re: RE: Starts on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:31 pm


 gee there are some smart people out there

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