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OK now I’m confused. I’ve always watched track+field but never done it, and my understanding was that whoever’s torso crossed the line first won. That’s why people do those chest pumps at the finish line. The rules don’t make this any clearer:

“The athletes shall be placed in the order in which any part of their
bodies (i.e. torso, as distinguished from the head, neck, arms, legs,
hands or feet
) reaches the vertical plane of the nearer edge of the
finish line as defined above.”

Any part of their bodies, i.e. torso, as distinguished from other body parts… WTF?

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