[Picture from Salimallawzi]

According to this article, two Sudanese athletes were disqualified from the Saida Marathon for making a jump start after they had finished first and second. As a result, a Lebanese claimed first spot.

This doesn’t add up. Couldn’t they have disqualified them at the start? Is there such a thing as a jump start at the Marathon to begin with? I mean unless it’s very obvious, no one checks who jump starts a marathon. In both cases, they should have been disqualified at the start.