Gabriella wrote:Athletes run in lane 1 in the relay and run tremedous splits so I never understand why in the individual 400m is such a problem when less than 1 lap is run in lanes. Athletes can overtake in the second half of the race; you don't have the be leading at the halfway stage.
I wouldn't have a problem with 2 finals, A and B, as they do at some of the European meetings too. I would much rather thay have done this with the 200m as well, rather than remove that completely.
I think the problem is the race relative to the competition in the other lanes, not the time and your talking about relay legs that have running starts.
At the break Kirani was even with the field. If they were running on a flat track, things would be different.