Pictured: Allyson Felix, who won the 200 meters Saturday, will race Jeneba Tarmoh, background, for third place in the 100 today. / Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
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Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh will race to determine the third member of the Olympic team for London, officials confirmed Sunday.
Felix and Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for third in the 100 more than a week ago. Track officials had no policy in place to resolve it but devised a tiebreaker that included the options of a runoff or a coin flip.
The resolution of the race was delayed because the coach for both athletes said they wanted to wait to make a decision until after Saturday night's 200 meters, so they could focus on that race.
The runoff will be at 5 p.m. local time -- 8 p.m. in Detroit -- at Hayward Field (and shown on NBC).
Originally, Tarmoh was declared the third-place finisher behind winner Carmelita Jeter and runner-up Tianna Madison. The official scoring said she had edged training partner Felix by 0.0001 second. But the photo finish was reviewed and the dead heat was announced.
SOURCE: Detroit Free Press News Services