Track and field historical past: Entire field in 400M heat is DQ'd

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Abdalelah Haroun was disqualified on the IAAF World Indoors Championships (Getty Pictures)

Historical past was made Friday on the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England, when each runner in a single race was disqualified.

The disqualification of the 5 athletes in the third heat of the lads’s four hundred meters represented a primary in athletics, in response to IAAF statistician Mark Butler.

Qatar’s Abdalelah Haroun, who claimed the silver medal in Portland two years in the past and gained bronze in final yr’s outside Worlds in London, was given a purple card after leaping the beginning gun by a long way.

After a restart, world chief Bralon Taplin gained the heat and was adopted throughout the road by Austris Karpinskis, seemingly incomes them a spot in the subsequent spherical.

Nevertheless, Taplin and Karpinskis, in addition to the opposite two runners Alonzo Russell and Steven Gayle, noticed their occasions wiped off for prematurely stepping out of their lanes.

The rivals will have the ability to attraction the choice.