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A Change for the Best?

Track Start

Track Start

Paul Grech discusses the new start rules which have been introduced in 2003

Their work often goes unnoticed, but no athletics’ event could go ahead without them. Starters and track officials suffer the same fate as referees in any other sporting discipline: anonymity if they get it right, criticism when they don’t. Yet their importance can never be understated, particularly in the light of the new false start regulations introduced on the first of January by the IAAF. [Read more…]