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Don't blame Tarmoh for no runoff

Updated: July 3, 2012, 12:01 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

EUGENE, Ore. -- The 100-meter tiebreaker runoff could have been great for a sport that desperately needs good publicity. An unprecedented one-on-one race in front of a national prime-time television audience with an Olympic spot on the line, it could have brought in new fans and created important name recognition ahead of the Games.

"This is reality TV at its best. This is reality," track legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee said. "You've got everything: emotion, the drama. But you just don't ...

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