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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
USATF's latest statement on 100 tiebreaker

By ESPN.com news services

Latest statement from USA Track & Field on the women's 100-meter tiebreaker. Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for the last U.S. spot in the 100 to the London Games, each leaning across the finish line in 11.068 seconds this past Saturday.

Their options, which they won't reveal until after Saturday's 200 final, are this: They can either decide who goes to London in the 100 by a flip of the coin or a through a runoff.

"USA Track & Field has consulted with the affected athletes and their support teams regarding the tiebreaker for the women's 100 meters. USATF will finalize the tiebreaker mechanism to be used after reconvening with the athletes and their coach following Saturday night's final of the women's 200 meters. USATF will announce the final tiebreaker Saturday evening or Sunday morning."