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UPDATE:Jeneba Tarmoh has surrendered her spot on the Olympic team and will not participate in Monday night’s scheduled runoff, her agent told David Leon Moore of USA Today.
So Allyson Felix will head to the Olympics to participate in the 100-meters.
Jeneba Tarmoh wants to back out of the 100-meter runoff with Allyson Felix after having a change of heart last night, SI reports.
The two US sprinters controversially tied last week at the Olympic Trials. After some confusion, USA Track & Field decided they would race one-on-one to decide the third and final US place in the 100m at the Olympics.
Tarmoh is apparently exhausted from the controversy and was never totally on-board for the runoff, SI says. In addition, it turns out that the judge at the original race ruled Tarmoh the winner, but was later overruled by the USATF.
It’s unclear how the third Olympics place will now be decided. But last week, a coin flip was discussed.
If the race does go down, it’ll be televised tonight on NBC at 8 p.m.
Here’s what she told the AP about the how the USATF decided on a runoff:
“I was pushed into a corner. They said if you don’t make a decision, you give your spot up. I work too hard to just give my spot up. I had to say it was a runoff.”
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