The International Association of Athletics Federation is the only global governing body that sets the rules and regulations as follows:
Runners may not cross the limits of their run tracks nor create any hindrance to other athletes.
Long-Distance races take place in different conditions so the rules are very generic and common just as the sprint races.
In addition, the participants should not accept any kind of aid such as refreshing drinks during running.As the athletes get ready to start the competition they need to make sure that they have not taken any supplements to increase the speed and stamina. But, if they are found guilty they are disqualified under the grounds of unfair mean practice.
The athletes cannot touch the starting line or the other side of the starting side line before the pistol fires.
Sensors are placed in the starting pistol and at the starting blocks. In case of a false start, the athlete is disqualified.
Once the runners start to run, they need to make sure that they do not step on the white lines that mark the lanes throughout the race.
Runners should run in their designated lanes and cannot cross the lanes throughout the race.
Athletes should not leave the track but if they do so they cannot come back on the track. Leaving the track leads to disqualification.
Updated On :05 Aug, 2022
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