Proposal 52: 800m - definition of the point from which the non-lane racing rules are applied (changing 2B.6.3) [ Revision 1 ]Committee: Track
Submitted on 2019-05-17
Status: Passed on June 02, 2019
The current rule 2B.6.3 does not contain a clear and unambiguous definition of the point at which riders are allowed to leave the lane and the non-lane racing rules are applied at an 800m race where the start is performed in individual lanes.
2B.6.3 800m Race
In the 800m race, riders start in a lane, but at some point (usually the first turn) non-lane racing rules apply. Dismounts are allowed.
2B.6.3 800m Race
Riders are started in separate lanes, at separate locations. The race shall be run in lanes as far as the nearer edge of the breakline where riders may leave their respective lanes. The breakline shall be an arced line marked after the first bend across all lanes other than lane 1. To assist athletes identify the breakline, halved tennis balls can be placed on the lane lines immediately before the intersection of the lines and the breakline. After the breakline, non-lane racing rules apply. Dismounts are allowed.
This proposal is only for defining the breakline more precisely - if the vote for the second proposal (Proposal 51: 800m & 400m - moving the start variants from 2B.6.9 to 2B.6.2 & 2B.6.3) is positive, this sentence will be inserted at the appropriate position in the description of a staggered start.
For more information and the the improvement of the proposal please look and comment into discussion#80: "800m - definition of the point from which the non-lane racing rules are applied (changing 2B.6.3)".
For more information and the the improvement of the other proposal about moving the start variants please look and comment into discussion#83: "800m - moving the start variants from 2B.6.9 to 2B.6.3".
Votes on this proposal:
10 out of 10 voting members have voted.
Agree: 10, Disagree: 0, Abstain: 0.