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starting blocks

Rigid blocks positioned at the start of each race in each lane from which competitors must begin running.
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The Merseyside academy would come out of the starting blocks although Bury had the first score of the game.
A PS7 million leisure centre in the Black Country is off the starting blocks.
His triumphs on the track were matched by his personal victory of overcoming scoliosis - a spinal condition that could have ended his career before it got out of the starting blocks.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds @ Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (tonight)[bar] FIRST of all, it's safe to say that following Oasis' break-up no-one expected that little Liam would be first off the starting blocks in the race to make his own record.
Melbourne, July 25 ( ANI ): The International Association of Athletics Federations officials have moved to head off another starting blocks controversy on the eve of the London Olympics by softening false start rules.
SPRINTER Mark Lewis-Francis is quickest off the starting blocks yesterday in a man versus machine speed test.
AN image of swimmer Ellie Simmonds poised on the starting blocks was among new portraits of London 2012 stars released yesterday.
Kuwait is preparing a re-launch of tenders for its Clean Fuels project, hoping to get the stalled refinery modernisation and upgrade project off the starting blocks by issuing the main tender packages by April.
The starting blocks at the training pool have not yet been put in place and the platform for high- board diving is nowhere to be found.
STARTING stalls will be replaced by starting blocks at Kempton when Olympic medallist Jamie Baulch goes head-tohead against a racehorse in the world's first 100m man versus horse race, writes Paul Eacott.
Cairney said: "This is the first time this season we have failed to score and we never really got out of the starting blocks.
The race began with a false start but just the movement out of the starting blocks was too much for Liu.