Can RW'ers be DQ'ed by...


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Can Walkers be DQ'ed by Judges that use corrective lenses?

Yes. I am a RW aficionado and have no idea of the rules.
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No.
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Don't know.
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Don't care.
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RW'ers have great VO2max
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Can RW'ers be DQ'ed by...

Postby slowcoach » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:44 am

...Judges who use corrective lenses?

The rules make no mention of it. It only mentions 'human eye'. Could one get off on a technicality?

N.B. Yes, of course I know I posted this poll/topic in Things Not T&F.
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Postby EPelle » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:27 am

What is Race Walk?
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Postby SQUACKEE » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:39 am

i think dont care is the correct awnser?
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Postby MJR » Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:40 am

Geez, this is beneath even the Dyestat kiddies. Get a freakin' life.
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Postby bad hammy » Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:20 am

I've had cataract surgery. Does this mean that my lifelong dream of being a race-walk judge is in the toilet?? I'm heading over to the GG Bridge . . .
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Postby skyin' brian » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:02 am

are you suggesting we bring instant replay into T&F???(do they look at replay for protests?)
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Postby tafnut » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:35 am

MJR wrote:Geez, this is beneath even the Dyestat kiddies. Get a freakin' life.


Gotta go with MJR on this one. There are people who live and breathe Race Walking (despite its oxymoronic name) and saying you don't care about it is one thing, but it's probably just overkill to go out of our way to make fun of it! The comments that they get from Average Joe are sufficient - I think 'piling-on' is a 15 yard penalty for 'unnecessary roughness'. I'm not down with the RW myself, but it's a healthy pursuit and it's part of OUR sport, so LAY OFF! :)
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Postby EPelle » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:51 am

(Little side note: My younger sister was a national 1,500m RW champion back in her heyday. My little "What is Race Walk?" was just to stir the pot and get people to think about this side of the sport as well... like Gabe Jennings saying he had never (heard of?) watched any other event outside of the 1,500m.)
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Postby tlb747 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:48 am

MJR wrote:Geez, this is beneath even the Dyestat kiddies. Get a freakin' life.


:lol:
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Postby slowcoach » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:14 pm

Thanks, Michael. I have one. (Facetious threads are de rigueur at least once for each poster)

How many here have race walked?

I have.

I rest my case. I'll elaborate later when I've time.
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Postby MJR » Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:28 pm

Hey you might have been screwing around, and that is fine. I laugh at it enough as it is. I couldn't do the thing without a sense of humor, but I also work hard at training myself and other very good athletes who just want a chance to make the Olympics, like everyone else in the sport of T&F. It makes no sense why people seem to go out of their way to belittle the event and its practitioners. Does it make them feel better about themselves? If so, that is truly sad and pathetic. The RW community as a whole just wants the opportunities that everyone else has to compete (which they are systematically denied by the USOC, USATF, NCAA & NFHS) and a bit of respect for their efforts & hardwork. If you don't enjoy the event, that is fine, but there is no reason to trash the event & its athletes at all.
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