? How are ties decided in track events?
?If there is a tie between two competitors in a qualifying heat, both move up to the final. If a tie for first place occurs in a final, the referee decides whether a runoff is practicable. Other places remain as a tie.
? a) What five events make up the pentathlon and b) which of these five is not also part of the decathlon?
?a) The five events in the pentathlon are running broad jump, javelin throw, 200-meter run, discus throw and 1,500-meter run. b) There is no 200-meter run in the decathlon. Decathlon events are 100-meter run, running broad jump, shotput, running high jump, 400-meter run, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1,500-meter run.
? If all three watches timing a race disagree, what is the official time for the race?
?The watch recording the middle time (not the average of the three) is considered to show the official time.
? Two runners in a 100-yard dash finish in an apparent tie. A photo-finish device is available but the judges do not examine the picture, and declare Runner A the winner. Does Runner B have an appeal?
?Yes. A competitor may ask the chief judge to review the photograph with the other judges. If the judges fail to agree, the picture is shown to the referee, who makes the final decision.
? Runner A falls at the finish of a dash with his body halfway across the line. Runner B finishes an instant behind. Who is the winner?
?Runner B is the winner. A runner who falls is not considered to have finished the race unless his entire body crosses the line.