Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Tarmoh, Felix Will Race to Break Tie; TRACK AND FIELD NOTEBOOK - U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Tarmoh, Felix Will Race to Break Tie; TRACK AND FIELD NOTEBOOK - U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

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Reluctantly, Jeneba Tarmoh will step into the blocks today to break a third-place tie she feels already was decided fair and square. The sprinter wants no part of a runoff with training partner Allyson Felix to determine the last U.S. spot for the London Games in the women's 100 meters. The winner-take-all race is set for 7 p.m. St. Louis time (KSDK, Ch. 5) at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. "I almost feel like I was kind of robbed," she said.

She originally was declared the third-place finisher of the event June 23, even going on a victory lap around the track, being presented a medal and then showing up at a news conference. But race officials later declared a dead heat. Now, after not making the team in the 200, Tarmoh has to regroup and try to reclaim a spot she believed rightfully belongs to her.

The athletes had a choice between a runoff or a coin flip. …

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