- 2015 RCS #
- Addresses how to handle drivers who are late starting Section A of the marathon
- Date Received
- Terry Merritt
- Change Date
- Open for comments – 06May14
- Initial Posting: 06May14
Current Wording – Article CD9126.96.36.199
None. This is a new article associated with 963 4.2.
An athlete who is not ready to start section A within 2 minutes of the start time of the next athlete may be assigned a later start time, schedule permitting and will incur 40 penalties for failing to start on time, or may be eliminated at the discretion of the head of jury.
Reason for change
963 4.2 does not address what to do with an athlete who shows up late to start of A within 2 minutes of the next athlete. This penalty is equal to 3 min. 20 sec. time penalties as a strong deterrent, but at least allows the athlete to compete in marathon if scheduling will allow. This would also need to be added to the table in article 969, summary of penalties in marathon.