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Discussion: A tie?

in: edwarddes

Jan 30, 2018 12:37 AM # 
So Ed, how in the world did those two guys tie for 3rd in a race that was electronic timed to the tenth of a second? I saw them duking it out going up the final hill into the stadium and they weren't holding anything back!
Jan 30, 2018 12:47 AM # 
They came across the line together. One guy had his hand on the others back, so it was purposeful. We looked at the video. Ollie was pissed at them, as I think it made his awards more complicated.
Jan 30, 2018 1:36 AM # 
Ha, I suppose it would. So either the side-by-side sprint up the last hill was just for show or else they got to the top and neither having gained an advantage by that point declared a truce. The funny thing at the time was that dozens of spectators were ALL screaming cheers for "Pat!" and nobody for the other guy.

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