Lying Start

I've never seen a race start like this. I'm assuming the "lying start" must no longer be practiced.

This is a racing start in Germany. The German enthusiasm for things military is even in evidence at a sports meet held in the Berlin Tiergarten Stadium recently by the Sport-Union of the German Officers Union. Competitors in the 100-meter dash are seen at the start of the race as they made a "lying-start," in accordance to the military form of field service. 7/10/33

     Posted By: Alex - Wed May 10, 2023
     Category: Sports | 1930s

I'm surprised they don't have rifles with fixed bayonets to carry as they dash.
Posted by eddi on 05/10/23 at 04:46 AM
No wonder they lost the war.

Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/10/23 at 07:48 AM
Looks like the start of a Monty Python routine.

"It's the start of Upper-Class Twit of the Year competition!"
Posted by KDP on 05/10/23 at 12:51 PM
BTW, a John Cleese interview popped up on my Utube page the other day, where he said he thought the coronation was a Python sketch.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/11/23 at 07:28 AM
@Virtual: Cleese will rag on anything now. He's really turned into an old-right-wing sourpuss. His funny-bone broke two decades ago.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/13/23 at 09:13 AM
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