Some might blame Jeneba Tarmoh for backing out of a runoff that might have brought great attention to her sport, but the sprinter should have never been put in a position to have to choose. The blame lies with USA Track and Field.
There was finally a decision for the women's 100-meter tiebreaker. But now that we know there will be a runoff between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh, we're just picturing what an odd scene it will be.
USA Track and Field's "solution" for the women's 100 tiebreaker is a confusing blend of democracy, athleticism and random luck. Well, this whole mess could have been avoided if there had already been a plan in place.
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