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Run-Off To Decide Final Olympic Spot In 100m Between Jeneba Tarmoh, Allyson Felix

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A decision has finally been made on what to do to settle the third place tie in the women's 100m final between Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix. The two runners finished in a tie for third place with a time of 11.068 seconds, and a tie for the third place has never occurred so there was no tie-breaker policy in place.

The smart decision prevailed, and the two runners will compete in a run-off to decide which of the two will represent Team USA at the London Olympic Games in the 100m.

Technically a coin flip is still in play if the two runners agree to the coin flip, or if one of the two runners decide to not compete in the race-off. The only scenario that would make sense for a runner to decline a run-off is if either of the two gets injured in their 200m event.

The decision to decide who earns the third spot must be decided by Sunday July 1.

For more on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field trials head on over to SB Nation's Olympic hub.

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