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Just not now.
Maybe down the road, on the last day of the Olympic trials even. Or perhaps a few weeks later, on a track somewhere to be determined.
With no protocol in place, there’s no guessing how USA Track and Field plans to break the tie. The organization still is determining a procedure to settle the situation.
“I’ve heard a bunch of stories about what they might do, and I’m not sure what’s true or not,” Kersee told the Associated Press on Sunday.
The one that scares him, though, is having a runoff before the 200 starts its rounds Thursday. That simply would not sit well with him.
“Just leave them alone until after they run the 200 meters and then come up with a decision, how they’re going to figure out the way they want to settle this,” he said. “This is a situation to be dealt with later, after you give the athletes an opportunity to focus on what they need to do, what they’ve been waiting around to do for four years.”
The 200 finals are Saturday and the trials conclude the following day.
Originally, Tarmoh was declared the third-place finisher and the official scoring said she had edged training partner Felix by 0.0001 seconds. But the results were reviewed, and after a lengthy delay, the dead heat was announced.
In swimming, ties are settled with swim-offs between the two deadlocked opponents. Track has tiebreaking procedures for many of its events, as well, but this is a special case for which there is no written solution — a tie for the last spot on the Olympic team.
The USATF said in a release that two cameras are used to determine photo-finishes, one on the outside of the track and another on the inside.
In Saturday’s race, the image from the outside camera was inconclusive for determining the finish because both runners’ arms obscured their torsos.
The torso position is used to determine the finish.
The image from the inside camera, shot at 3,000 frames per second, was analyzed by timers and referees, who declared the tie.
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