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Olympic champion Tiki Gelana was angry that her hopes were thwarted by a collision about a third of the way in with Canadian wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy as she went to get a drink.
The Ethiopian finished 16th after losing ground on the leading pack, while Cassidy had to settle for 20th in his race.
"The safest thing would be to have the chairs start first because one of these years a woman is going to have a leg broken, a career ruined," Cassidy said. "It’s just not worth having this program if the races are going to suffer."
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