Jeneba Tarmoh Still Upset About 100 Meter Dead Heat

It's only been a few weeks since former Texas A&M sprinter Jeneba Tarmoh was at the center of the sports world, when she was supposed to race against training partner Allyson Felix in a tie-breaker to determine who would represent the US in the 100 meter dash in London.

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Tarmoh had originally been ruled as the third-place finisher, but a review changed the race to a dead heat, which initiated a bewildering series of tie-break rules from the USATF.

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In the end, Tarmoh, who will still be participating in the 4x100 relay, decided not to go through with a nationally televised one-on-one race.

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But as an interview with Sports Illustrated makes clear, she is not over what happened:

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"I'm always going to remember my first Olympics as the year when my 100-meter spot was taken away from me.''

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Of course, she was one of the people who took it away from her by refusing to compete in a run-off, which probably makes the whole thing all the more upsetting.

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