gh wrote:and if you're in the outside lane you finish with about a meter's drop in elevation.
It's funny YOU would note that
This is about the same drop as the distinctly not-record-legal Boston Marathon. Maybe they should move the start/finish points to where they used to be on tracks long ago -- the mid-point of the straight. Then, the runner would have to go uphill first, then come back to the zero point for elevation.