NEW YORK TIMES: Tarmoh Withdraws From 100-Meter Runoff

Source: Mary Pilon / The New York Times

EUGENE, Ore. — Jeneba Tarmoh will not run in the highly anticipated runoff in the 100 meters against Allyson Felix on Monday night, her agent confirmed Monday morning.

Tarmoh and Felix were expected to run against each other here Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern time to determine which of the two runners would win the final berth to compete in the event in the London Games. The runoff was announced Sunday by USA Track and Field, the governing body for the sport. The race was to be televised on NBC Sports Network.

However, Tarmoh had not notified USA Track and Field that she had officially withdrawn, Jill Geer, a spokeswoman for the group, said Monday morning.

A spokesman for Felix said, “Allyson will be at the track ready to run tonight unless otherwise informed by the USATF.”

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