TN1965 wrote:Let me ask a related question.
If the purpose is to speed up, wouldn't it make more sense to let every one run the race, and then disqualify those who false started after the race? The current system still requires a multiple restart, which does not seem to be saving much time.
And this is a stupid idea as well. This is because the athlete who won, because of being promoted because the real winner was Dq'd, would live forever with the moniker of "he won but he didn't really win". And of course that would be true.
Nothing wrong with the current system. I want the winner to be the first person who crosses the line - with any subsequent disqualifications being for drugs or interference only.
And also maybe one day technology might reach the point where they can even perform drug tests with instant results just before the start of the race.