2000 Olympics -- 200 meters
There was no false start called at the 2000 Olympic 200-meter final, but John Capel wished there was. The University of Florida wide receiver was the fastest qualifier into the final. An admitted terrible starter, he overtly flinched on the starting blocks a split-second before the race started. The race went on, and Capel was stuck in the blocks and had a reaction time of .348 seconds, nearly .15 slower than everybody else in the field. Capel had no chance of recovering and finished in last place.