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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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"WHEN will they learn," said Ed Chamberlin on ITV Racing during the false start which took place before the Becher Chase, presumably referring to the jockeys taking part.
They had a false start in their second race over fences but it was not until the horses had reached the halfway stage that the race was suddenly stopped by the stewards.
Six-time Olympic champion Bolt was disqualified from the final for a false start in South Korea two years ago and will bid to reclaim the title he won in Berlin in 2009 on Sunday's second day of competition in Russia.
Right tackle Doug Free, who is the highest paid member of the offensive line, was responsible for three of those false starts, and Dallas now is second in the league with 31 offensive penalties.
Summary: Usain Bolt has held his nerve after two false starts by competitors and run the year's fastest 100 metres at the Jamaica Invitational.
"In the past, I've been in races where we've had three or four false starts and the crowd starts booing.
When he did the false start I was so surprised because we had been talking about that in training - he false starts a lot - and now it happens.
False starts are detected by pressure sensors on the starting block.
"I was a bit cautious in the final with all the false starts, and it was cold out there, so I didn't push it from the start," Powell said.
With the news that Kerry's apparently finally ditched husband number two, after a few false starts, lovely Liz has been sharing her thoughts on the separation with her fans.
Pickering won in Glasgow at the end of January in 6.57s but admits false starts are playing on his mind and is tempted to race again before Turin.
Flowers took on a second job, cleaned up her credit, saved toward her down payment, and overcame numerous false starts and setbacks to buy her first home--a four-bedroom, two-bathroom colonial in New Windsor, New York.