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false start

A condition in which a gas turbine engine fails to attain a stable light up, and the engine does not accelerate to a self-sustaining, or idling, RPM.
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The new false-start rule is a nightmare," said Olympic champion Marion Jones, whose partner Tim Montgomery escaped all the delays after winning the first heat.
Bolt's KO took the shine off the World Championship 100metres in Daegu, South Korea - but in offering those false-start odds Hills are jumping the gun.
The 25-year-old's shock exit re-opened the debate on the false-start rule, with the sport's world governing body set to discuss the issue on Sunday, but Campbell feels the issue needs to be kept in perspective.
Collins suggested the false-start rule is not right in its current form, which sees an athlete disqualified for any early move.
TRACK: The governing body of track and field will consider lifetime bans for first-time steroid offenders, changes to the false-start rule and tougher regulations for nationality switches.
Lewis-Francis was first to false-start in the final but this did not seem important at the time.
Recall flagman Colin Agar bravely stood his ground waving the yellow flag furiously, saving some jockeys from continuing unaware of the false-start call.
Lynwood started on offense in the fourth series, but was backed up by a false-start penalty.
A tearful Drummond finally accepted the decision, which calls into question the controversial new false-start rules.
However, the Welshman was adjudged to have infringed the new controversial false-start rule, even though he was initially cleared of the offence by meeting officials.
Six riders received four-day bans to rule them out of the Scottish Grand National at Ayr a week on Saturday as the spectacle threatened to descend into farce, 16 years after a false-start caused 'the National that never was'.