Unfair Advantage

Posted in Undogegorized by chamblee54 on July 30, 2013








It is a familiar sight at track meets. Runners rushing towards the finish line, trying to be the first one across. As per USATF rule 163: “Competitors shall be placed at the finish in the order in which any part of their bodies (i.e. the “torso.” as distinguished from the head, neck, arms, hands, legs, or feet) reaches the finish line.” HT to the Useless Information Podcast.

LONDON (AP) June 18, 1970 – Girl athletes who break the finishing tape with padded bras — known as falsies — were given a stern warning today by the women’s Amateur Athletic Association. The association said it was taking measures to end this front running by girls with boosted bras. “We want to be sure that the real girls, not the padded ones, win in any tight finish,” said Marea Hartman. the secretary of the association. Miss Hartman said she will be in the dressing rooms at London’s Crystal Palace Stadium Friday, and Saturday, to make sure the ruling is kept in the association’s annual championships. “We-think it is high time that builtup curves are ruled out of international women’s racing. “By making a start in our own championships we hope to give a lead for an international ban to include the Olympic Games,” she said. “Some of our flatchested girls have not been too pleased with some of the photofinish decisions which have gone against them.”







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  1. kdillmanjones said, on July 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Yeah, real girls!

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