Felix, Tarmoh weighing options
EUGENE, Ore. -- Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh will focus elsewhere before making a decision on how to decide their Olympic fate.
The training partners finished in a third-place tie in the women's 100 meters Saturday with an Olympic spot up for grabs. USATF didn't have a procedure in place to determine the third and final spot on the Olympic team for the London Games until Sunday.
Now, the options are this: They can either decide who goes to London in the 100 by a flip of the coin or a through a runoff.
Felix said in a statement Monday night that she would not make a decision on how to proceed until after running the 200 Saturday.
"I appreciate everyone's support in dealing with this unprecedented situation," Felix said. "I am not going to discuss the 100M situation any further at this point as I need to turn my focus to the 200M. I'm looking forward to continuing my fight for a spot on the Olympic team."
Bobby Kersee, who coaches both sprinters, also said Tarmoh won't make a decision until after the 200.
"All we can do right now is understand what they're proposing," Kersee said. "We told them we're going to focus on the 200 meters and we'll deal with their proposal after the finish."
Tarmoh was originally declared the third-place finisher in the race and the official scoring said she had edged training partner Felix by 0.0001 seconds. But the results were reviewed, and after a lengthy delay, the dead heat was announced.
They're looking to join winner Carmelita Jeter and runner-up Tianna Madison on the team.
information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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