>Is 800 qualifying a little goofy? It just
>doesn't seem fair that only two move on in each
>heat. If you're unfortunate to get in a slow
>heat with lots of good guys, and then you're
>out-leaned, you're gone --
Other events don't
>have such strict rules on moving out of heats, do
I've always felt that the way they've run the 800 heats the last few years is a shame. Part of it is actually due to Kip Keino complaining after the 84 Games, saying the way they were set up worked against Kenya. Seems they work against a lot of people. They should go back to running heats with the top 4 in, and then maybe a few qualifiers on time. So what if there is an extra round? GIve them an extra day's rest.