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Runoff will decide third place in women's 100 Olympic Trials

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A runoff on Monday will resolve the dead-heat finish for third place between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh in the women's 100 meters at the U.S, Olympic Trials, U.S. Track and Field officials announced Sunday.

A coin flip was the other option being discussed to determine the third U.S. representative in the 100 at the London Olympics.

Felix and Tarmoh, who are training partners, will have the runoff at 5 p.m., Pacific time at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., which was the site of the trials. The runoff will be televised live by NBC.

Felix and Tarmoh finished tied for the third and final 100-meter berth on the U.S. Olympic team in last week's final. Officials were not able to break the tie with photo finish technology.

The resolution came after meetings that began Saturday night and continued with a two-hour meeting on Sunday. The meetings involved the two runners, their representatives, their coach (Bobby Kersee) and USATF officials.

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