Tarmoh Withdraws from U.S. Women’s 100M Olympic Runoff

EUGENE, Ore. — The U.S. Women’s 100M Olympic Trials runoff has been cancelled.

Allyson Felix and Jenebah Tarmoh, who finished in a third place dead heat, were set to race at 5 p.m. Monday at Hayward Field.

However, Tarmoh announced earlier Monday that she withdrew from consideration for the women’s 100 meters Olympic race.

“I Jeneba Tarmoh have decided to decline my 3rd place position in the 100m dash to Allyson Felix. I understand that with this decision I am no longer running the 100m dash in the Olympic Games and will be an alternate for the event. As an alternate I understand that I will be asked to run if another 100m runner decides not to for personal reasons, and/or on the 4x100m relay,” Tarmod said in an email that was forwarded to USATF President and Chairman Stephanie Hightower at 9:37 a.m. Pacific Time by her agent, Kimberly Holland.

“We are disappointed that Jeneba has changed her mind regarding her position on the Olympic Team,” Hightower said in a press release Monday morning. “We all worked hard to reach a consensus on the tiebreaker, but we know that Allyson, Carmelita and Tianna will represent Team USA well.”

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