Quote Originally Posted by RealtorGal
Apparently, the Russians have filed a protest, asking that the race be re-run. RIDICULOUS!

Actually, the rules of the Track & Field Federation do state that in a case like that, the federation of the runner affected by the accident are within their rights to ask for a re-do. I think under the circumstances it was at least worth a try. If the initial trip had happened in the outer lane and then led to some domino effect taking out more than half the field, would that be the breaks, too?