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Top two triathletes disqualified for crossing finish line holding hands at Olympics test event

Top two triathletes disqualified for crossing finish line holding hands at Olympics test event
Friday 16
2:14 2019

Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown (left) and Jessica Learmonth were disqualified as they crossed the finish line holding hands during a triathlon test event at Odaiba Marine Park, a venue for marathon swimming and triathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press) The top two finishers in an Olympic triathlon test event were disqualified after they held hands as they ran across the finish line in a race that had to be shortened because of searing heat in Tokyo. Britain’s Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown grasped hands as they neared the finish, then raised them high as they ...

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Summary: Triathlon officials enforced a rule that prevents athletes from deliberately finishing in a tie.

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