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    No 100M run-off!

    U.S. track and field trials: Jeneba Tarmoh will not compete in 100-meter runoff race - The Washington Post

    I am really surprised that she isn't going to race. Seems like you have nothing to lose.


    She says: “In my heart of hearts, I just feel like I earned the third spot,” she told the Associated Press Sunday. “ I almost feel like I was kind of robbed.”

    If you feel like you are the better runner, you can beat her again.



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    What you think and what the little chip you were wearing says are two different things.



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    Our Olympic team doesn't need quitters. Congrats to Allyson Felix I guess.




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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    Kind of crappy how it played out though, they touted her as an Olympian right after the race, press conference, medal, the whole nine yards. Then they're like oh sorry about all that, you have to run again.

    If she truly believes that she won the spot, racing again would do nothing good for her. If she wins the runoff it's the same outcome she already believes is right, if she loses the runoff she's lost her chance completely even though she feels she won the first time.



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Our Olympic team doesn't need quitters. Congrats to Allyson Felix I guess.
    So her heart of hearts is a better judge than a photograph? Give me a break. She's just afraid Felix will smoke her, like she did to the rest of the field in the 200m on Saturday.



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    this is why we can't have nice things USATF



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    So her heart of hearts is a better judge than a photograph? Give me a break. She's just afraid Felix will smoke her, like she did to the rest of the field in the 200m on Saturday.
    This. I like Felix, although she's clearly much more suited for the 200 than 100. Both will go on the relay, so it's not like Tarmoh is missing out on the experience.



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    This is some bull ****. I was looking forward to the run off. I could tell last night though, during an interview with them both, she was taking all of this very hard. Feel kind of bad for her, but the picture doesn't lie. It was a dead heat. Run again, or don't. If you're the one who backs off, after seeing the results for yourself, I don't think you have any room to complain.



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    After watching the original race....Tarmoh ran the race of her life with a fantastic start out of the blocks, while Felix stumbled out of the blocks and still managed 4th place originally...I can understand why Tarmoh doesn't want a run-off, she must've realized that perfect storm of events that happened then, will not happen again....



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    Felix probably would have won the race tonight.
    I'm disappointed in Tarmoh for not even wanting to run the race. If she truly feels like she is better and should be the 3rd person going, then freakin race! Don't pull out and complain about it. It was clearly a tie as the photo shows.
    All this shows me is that she is scared and knows she is going to lose that run off.


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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    So now it's a coin flip?

    Edit: Nevermind... Surprised she would concede. I thought she figured she'd lose and thought the coin flip was better odds. I'm not sure if she's being patriotic and sparing Felix the extra race or she's just being a sore loser. Personally, I could live with losing, but I couldn't live without trying... Glad we have a competitor going in her place (would have been irritated if there would have been a coin flip and Felix lost).


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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    Quote Originally Posted by BKLYNCyclone View Post
    So now it's a coin flip?

    Edit: Nevermind... Surprised she would concede. I thought she figured she'd lose and thought the coin flip was better odds. I'm not sure if she's being patriotic and sparing Felix the extra race or she's just being a sore loser. Personally, I could live with losing, but I couldn't live without trying... Glad we have a competitor going in her place (would have been irritated if there would have been a coin flip and Felix lost).
    I don't think there was any way a coin flip was going to happen. Both of the competitors would have to agree to a coin flip. If one person wanted a coin flip and the other wanted a run off, the run off would be the deciding factor.

    And I agree, I'm glad we have a competitor going in the race.


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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    This is stupid. It's not all about you. If you truly want to be an Olympian, you have to believe the US Track Team deserves the best members it can get. If her "heart of hearts" was in the right place and she truly had confidence in herself, she'd run again.



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    Weak Sauce. If you're an Olympic caliber sprinter, earn it.



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    Re: No 100M run-off!

    This is what is wrong with America today....She should've just proven she deserved her spot in the run off....What a waste of a possible opportunity to represent her country, that a vast majority of Americans never even get the chance....I guess the Urban Meyer attitude still has a presence today in the USA, "When the going gets tough.....Quit!"



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