If you haven’t yet, watch the tape. There was clearly no foul. The question: Why did Gabriele Grunewald get disqualified? The answer: The force of Alberto Salazar’s will is stronger than the backbone of the USATF, an organization Nike influences with its outsized funding. The ruling embarrasses both Nike and the USATF and violates the integrity of the sport. Things will now change. You may be able to control a race, but you can’t control a movement.
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