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2012 US Olympic Trials: Jeneba Tarmoh Surrenders 100M Spot To Allyson Felix, Runoff Canceled

What would have been high drama television is presumably no longer going to happen as Jeneba Tarmoh has surrendered her spot on the women's 100m team to Allyson Felix instead of going through with the scheduled runoff that would have been broadcasted on NBC at 8 p.m. ET, according to USA Today's David Leon Moore and ESPN's Josina Anderson.

"When I spoke to Jeneba (on Sunday), I got from her that she was uncomfortable with the idea of a runoff and a coin toss and that she was no longer at peace with the idea," Tarmoh's agent, Kimberly Holland, told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "After she spoke with me, Jeneba told Allyson (Felix) how she felt. My understanding of how Jeneba left that conversation was that she wished her good luck and was conceding the 100-meter spot to Allyson."

Also according to ESPN, USATF officials have advised Tarmoh to sleep on the decision.

Tarmoh and Felix tied for third place in the 100m finals resulting in the USATF trying to figure out a way to break the tie.

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