2012 Oly Trials Breaking News: USATF announcement on 100 meter dead heat, release, note by Larry Eder


Jenebah Tarmoh, photo by PhotoRun.net

The 100 meter dead heat, which has caused so much journalistic digital and print ink to be spilled, continues towards a decision. USATF announced this morning that, once the 200 meter final is run, on Saturday, June 30, 2012, USATF will announce a decision on how the dead heat will be resolved between Allyson Felix and Jenebah Tarmoh.

Allyson Felix, photo by PhotoRun.net

Here is the announcement we received:

Women's 100 meter tiebreaker update

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.
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