The most confusing thing about our sport

***Indoor people, I’m talking about outdoor racing. However, it’s almost the same thing indoors now.

Pack starts have always confused me. When I first learned about them it was explained like this…”the ref will tell everyone to wait for the gun, and then everyone will cheat.” This seemed odd to me. Some where in the history of our sport, someone decided that as long as the start is close to when the gun goes off, then it’s fair. Recently at worlds they have changed the rules slightly in the right direction. There is now a command, people step in to a box and then the gun goes.

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