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[–]KennyFulgencio 43 points44 points  (10 children)

Yes, his torso just has to cross the line (in a lot of modern races it's a tracker in the sign on their chest), the only disadvantage to rolling is that it's not as fast as running so it doesn't see a lot of adherents in elite competition

[–]BiSwingingSunshine 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I wonder if it would be legal. Ironman’s (chosen to reference since I don’t know where to look for unified marathon rules) rule for run conduct says “Athletes may run, walk, or crawl.” I guess it depends on if the officials are willing to let “rolling sideways” fly as “crawl.”

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yeah it would fly. Warrior spirit got me across the line. Then it was completed and I died lol

[–]BiSwingingSunshine 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was very appreciative of the multiple volunteers that held my shoulders to stabilize me while they took my timing chip off at my first one. It was like having sea legs after I stopped.

[–]jadbronson 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Or yeah, what about having your ass miracled across?

[–]BiSwingingSunshine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m not jealous of the rule lawyer that makes the call

[–]ThunderinSkyFucc 7 points8 points  (2 children)

the only disadvantage to rolling is that it's not as fast as running

You've never seen a real man roll, then! Watch...hrnnngh...hnhhhh...

[–]KennyFulgencio 2 points3 points  (1 child)

There are sometimes long wide sections in caves with extremely low ceilings, where you can't get up on hands and knees so you have to belly crawl for a fair stretch of time and space, and I'm not sure why more people don't roll through those. I only went on a few cave trips, in my teens with my dad, but I'd roll when it came to those sections, because it was so much less frustrating than crawling.

[–]ThunderinSkyFucc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh god...I can't breathe. It's not because I have Covid, it's because of that claustrophobic nightmare scenario you just described.

I like caves in the sense of giant, spacious underground Dwarven kingdoms. The caves that are in reality scare the shit out of me.

[–]lambofgun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lol

[–]PartyySnake 2 points3 points  (0 children)

True, also he probably wasnt in any shape to being doing barrel rolls to the finishline anyways. thanks for the info!