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Isaac Makwala’s lone furrow exposes bungling of shambolic IAAF | Martha Kelner

The governing body of athletics has mishandled the Makwala affair, but at least it has diverted attention away from Justin Gatlin

It is a good reflection of the rising levels of crazy at these world championships that a one-man race became the must-watch event, with Isaac Makwala ensuring this saga lives another day.

The IAAF, athletics world governing body, can at least take some solace from the fact the Botswanan has nudged drug cheat Justin Gatlin’s 100m victory off the agenda for now. But the handling of this issue has been shambolic from the off. Even Makwala poked fun at the situation by doing press-ups on the track.

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