What is the record for greatest number of athletes with the same finish time in one event?


According to IAAF competition rules art 163:

Lane Infringement

(a) in all races run in lanes, each athlete shall keep within his allocated lane from start to finish. this shall also apply to any portion of a race run in lanes.

(b) in all races (or any part of races) not run in lanes, an athlete running on a bend, on the outer half of the track as per Rule 162.10, or on any curved part of the diversion from the track for the steeplechase water jump, shall not step or run on or inside the kerb or line marking the applicable border (the inside of the track, the outer half of the track, or any curved part of the diversion from the track for the steeplechase water jump).

An athlete shall not be disqualified if he (a) is pushed or forced by another person to step or run outside his lane or on or inside the kerb or line marking the applicable border

So the runner who goes out of his lane will be disqualified, while the impeded runner will not be...

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Probably the most interesting and, at the same time, the most difficult question to answer in sports is, "Who is the greatest athlete of all time?" (or at least since 1900). Before you begin to answer this question, you have to determine (at least in your mind) what the criteria are for your answer.

Soon after you realize this necessity, you will also realize that, in reality, there is no way to definitively answer this question. But this is the sports world, where the difference between fantasy and reality becomes blurred.

In an effort to clear this all up, here are some possible factors (not necessarily in order of importance) for you to consider when answering this question:

1. What were the athletes' accomplishments in their particular sports? Things to consider are titles won (especially majors, Olympic medals and world titles), championships, records set, rankings (in individual sports), career statistics, All-Star selections, awards (especially Player...

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Ragdoll Runners is a physics-based Track & Field game where you control independently the two legs of an athlete to compete in 8 events of different types: sprint, long jump, triple jump, hurdles.

You control your athlete principally with two keys: one key per leg. Therefore, the gameplay is not based on button mashing like in most other athletics games: it's all about good timing.
(A third key allows to lean forward on certain occasions: to finish a sprint, a jump, or to jump over a hurdle.)

Solo: compete against increasingly strong opponents and become a champion in each event. Splitscreen: play against 3 friends on the same computer. Online Confront the world record and your friends' records. Challenge mode: compete against increasingly strong records from the leaderboards and become a concurrent for other players. Daily Contest : experience the stress of competition with a limited number of attempts each day. Do your best in each event to score the...
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Many people have memories of competing in athletics, or "track and field", in school. Some competed in running events, such as sprints and longer-distance races, or jumping events, such as high jump and long jump, or throwing events, such as discus and shot put. While most people give up athletics after leaving school, a few go on to become professional athletes who compete in top meetings around the world. Many people enjoy watching these highly-skilled, super-fit athletes when they compete in major competitions such as the IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the Olympic Games.


As long ago as the 8th century B.C., athletics events were being held as part of the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece. Some of the events from that time, such as javelin and discus throwing, are still part of modern athletics. In 19th-century England, athletics competitions were being held in military and public schools such as the Royal Military College in Sandhurst...

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Famous athletes have always been a part of the civilized society. They have constantly made efforts to reach farther and to stretch the limits of the human body. Throughout history, athletes have always managed to set the bar so high that ordinary mortals are unable to sometimes replicate the sheer size of the achievements. In that regard the Olympics has always been a stage where most athletes have managed to show up with a lot of training and with an aim to break existing records. That said most athletes have their own goals and the hopes of a nation of people behind them which can certainly be a great driving factor if not the only one. With that in mind, let us look at the top 10 famous athletes.

10. Jack Nicklaus:

Jack Nicklaus was born in Ohio in the year 1940 in the United States and is easily one of the best golfers there ever was. He turned pro in 1961 and has more than 100 career professional wins which makes him one of the most successful as well as one...

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Great athletes leave their marks on their respective sport by exceeding a level of excellence that is often unmatched by their peers. Some stand out individually, while others are able to elevate the play of their teammates. Whether it’s breaking records, having standout performances or winning numerous awards, any great athlete in any sport solidifies themselves as such by showing off a level of talent that separates them from other contenders.

That being said, there have been a number of talented Jewish athletes who’ve impacted each of their individual sports, respectively. From football to baseball to boxing, as well as a number of other sports, there are a multitude of Jewish athletes who’ve excelled at their individual sport and some have even shaped the rich history their respective field.

These are the 15 greatest Jewish athletes of all time.

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Amy Alcott was one the most successful female golfers to ever play the...

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Team GB may have returned from Rio with a record haul of Olympic medals, but unknown to them, one last challenge awaited them when they landed at Heathrow – trying to find their luggage. Because somebody decided to give all the athletes the same red bags, and as you can see, trying to figure out whose was whose was an Olympic event in itself.

“Having lots of fun,” wrote British gymnast Becky Downie in a video she uploaded to Twitter. “Spot your bag.” Other athletes also chipped in, with rower Alex Gregory tweeting “Anyone seen my red bag?” and silver medal windsurfer Nick Dempsey adding “mine’s the red one!!” Whoever was responsible for providing the luggage won’t be winning any medals…

More info: Twitter

Team GB returned from the Rio Olympics to face their biggest challenge

Trying to figure out whose luggage was whose!

“Having lots of fun,” wrote British gymnast Becky Downie in a video she uploaded to Twitter. “Spot your bag”

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This is not a list of the greatest players of all time, although many of the athletes on the list may have been great players. This is a list of the greatest athletes which begs the question, what makes someone a great athlete. For the purpose of this list, athletic greatness is defined as possessing a variety of attributes that contribute to athletic prowess. These include speed, quickness, endurance, power and hand-eye coordination. That is why this list does not include specialized athletes such as marathon runners or bicyclists. While it is clear that Lance Armstrong is a master in his field, he has not proven that he could compete in other sports where more is required than pumping his thighs for hours on end.

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1Michael JordanMichael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

There may be a very few human beings that could keep up athletically with MJ (Bo Jackson, Carl Lewis...

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Genesis Magazine 10/31/03


This list is comprised of moments, not necessarily moments in the field of play or during the competitive nature of sports, or particularly grand moments; but moments, either good or ill, where the times, the competition, the era changed in the face of the forever-changing world of sport. Absent due to obvious reasons, the significant, but otherwise boring moments when games and sports were invented or promoted for the first time. We begin in detail with the Top 10.

1. 1980 USA Hockey Team Defeats Soviet Juggernaut 4-3 – 2/22/03

Rag tag assembly of mostly teenaged amateurs, barely together a few months and playing a sport invented and perfected elsewhere, take on the most polished, professional and seemingly unbeatable team in the history of international...

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PHILADELPHIA — As the ultimate “sports guy,” I’ve always enjoyed women’s athletics, but it seems like, the older I get, the more appreciation I have for the women who perform their various athletic feats of amazement in a multitude of sports spread across the globe.

From the time I was just a youth, I can remember being mesmerized by the jaw-dropping performances of Cheryl Miller and later, my personal favorite, Dawn Staley.

My point is, that, although women’s athletic events don’t generally receive the same amount of heaping media coverage that most men’s events garner, that fact doesn’t lessen their legitimacy or greatness one iota.

In honor of some of the greatest women to ever participate in professional sports, I have decided to put together a list of the 10 greatest African-American female athletes ever. Of course, this is just one man’s opinion, so readers are encouraged to contact me with their own respective lists and comments, many of which will be...

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Ricardo Alonso...

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The 25 Greatest Female Triathletes Of All Time

The definition of “great” is loose and up for debate, and that’s precisely why we chose it for the name of this ranking. There is no perfect way to rank athletes from different eras who specialized in varying distances from sprint to Olympic to iron to off-road. Some athletes dominated events that were once considered major events but are no longer in existence, such as the United States Triathlon Series. Others are from the era before triathlon became an Olympic sport, while some have built their reputations winning Ironman 70.3 races, a series that has been in existence for less than a decade. And how does the value of an Olympic gold compare to victory in Kona? All are things we wrestled with in our ranking. Here’s how we did it:

• We did not use a scoring system to objectively rank athletes—this list is subjective.
• The magnitude of the difference between an athlete and his peers is...

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