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    Quote Originally Posted by onering2rule
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    okay, i'd like to hold her hand.....
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    She did break the rules, but the rules need to be evenly applied and disqualify any others using ipods as well.

    BTW, this is the stupidest rule that I have ever heard of.

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    3:02 in crazy fast!! how fast was the original winner's time?! It's amazing that the two lead people are both disqualified for miniscule things. They both broke the rules and sound like they might not take it incredibly seriously. They may be fast, good runners- but they should accept consequences if they choose not to obey guidelines directed by the competition. (And yes, I realize what I just said on a JB community forum... but I accept my own consequences as well) ;-)

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    Default Do your times count?
    I've worked a couple marathons in the SF Bay Area and they allow recreational runners to have ipods/headphones on, but if you are competing for time then you must not wear any electronics. Do your times count for competition?

    Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
    As a Marathoner myself ... I can not live without my Ipod. However for those of you who don't know. The reason why electronic devices are not allowed is for the safety of the runners. You can not hear other runners if you have earphones in.

    I myself cut one side off so I can hear ... but when your running a close race at the end you don't want to trip someone or for them to trip you.

    I HATE this rule .. they should be able to do whatever they want !! The people who make this rule have never ran 13.1 (Half Marathon) or 26.2 (Full Marathon) Miles in their life.

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    I don't get why they are not allowed to listen to their ipods. That is by far the dumbest rule that i have ever heard. It's not going to make a difference whether or not she is listening to music.

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    Why are we b!tching about "she should have followed the rules?" This website is DEDICATED to breaking the rules!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
    The strange thing is that it's actually a burden to the runner. I've never ran more than a mile at one time, but if you have a few ounces of electronics on you and you have to propel your mass over 26 miles, those few ounces can really add up in terms of energy output.
    I guess that's what these are for:
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    Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
    As a Marathoner myself ... I can not live without my Ipod. However for those of you who don't know. The reason why electronic devices are not allowed is for the safety of the runners. You can not hear other runners if you have earphones in.
    I can't believe i am the only one to ask this, but...does this imply that deaf people are not allowed to run then?

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    Kind of unfair. They should have told her off during the race rather than after she won. It's their fault for not noticing before the end of the race.

    I can see why it's against the rules but I kinda understand why someone would listen to music while running; it'd keep your mind off of how much further you need to run.

    Also, just a 'did you know?', sweat/liquid + ipod earphones = electrical shocks to the ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
    As a Marathoner myself ... I can not live without my Ipod. However for those of you who don't know. The reason why electronic devices are not allowed is for the safety of the runners. You can not hear other runners if you have earphones in.

    I myself cut one side off so I can hear ... but when your running a close race at the end you don't want to trip someone or for them to trip you.

    I HATE this rule .. they should be able to do whatever they want !! The people who make this rule have never ran 13.1 (Half Marathon) or 26.2 (Full Marathon) Miles in their life.

    I am a marathoner too and around mile 18, I need a playlist to carry me the last 8 miles. I hate the rule but understand why its there. I am running the Rock and Roll San Antonio next month with live music every 1/2 mile

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    When they come out with the iPod suppository she can run all she wants
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    I still think marathon/cross country runners are crazy
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    they are going to say something far fetched as an excuse, like, "study proves that use of any music device during running helps the person run and makes them last longer"

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    at my school its not allowed either and you will be disqualified if caught...
    its just stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecork View Post
    I can't believe i am the only one to ask this, but...does this imply that deaf people are not allowed to run then?
    Actually, deaf people frequent marathons. They are just as capable as the next person. Yes, they have to be more aware of what's going on around them but they can participate nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschmall View Post
    Actually, deaf people frequent marathons. They are just as capable as the next person. Yes, they have to be more aware of what's going on around them but they can participate nonetheless.
    Of course, but I don't think that's what he meant. I think he was trying to say "If the rule is in place to make people more aware of the runners around them because they'd be able to hear, then how does that affect people who can't hear at all?" In other words, the "can hear better without an iPod" argument is a moot point because there are people participating who naturally can't hear by default.

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    Im sorry, its just ridiculous.

    Im a runner myself and I use my iPhone for all my runs. Saying its a danger to other runners is like saying a radio is a danger to other cars on the road.

    Its quite simple really, when you run you stick to your line and you will be fine. If you intend on changing that line, look back so that you dont possibly run into any runners that plan on overtaking you.
    Not only that, but when I listen to my music, I dont have it so loud that I cant hear anything else. If you have your volume at a decent strength - then you can enjoy your music and still be able to hear should anyone yell at you for whatever reason.

    I'm glad that in South Africa we don't have such ridiculous rules such as these... yet.

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    its a safety issue. it has nothing do to with performance or relaxation. when you have music in your ears, you cannot hear things like cars and trucks. holding races cost money for insurance. if a runner dies because of they run in front of a car, the race director may be sued. in our litigious society, race directors are only protecting themselves.

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    lol seriously? and like 3/4 of the people had iPods or some other mp3 player
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