Source: The Wall Street Journal
A spot on the US Olympic team could come down to the flip of a coin.
In the wake of Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finishing in a "dead heat" for third place Saturday in the women's 100-meter final at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials, officials said Sunday night that either a runoff or a coin flip will determine who receives the third and final American spot in the event at the London Games.
It's up to the athletes to decide which tiebreaking measure they want to use.
If they disagree, the tie will be broken by a runoff that must happen before the end of trials next Sunday.
Meanwhile, on the men's side, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey won the right to challenge Usain Bolt for the title of world's fastest man.
Gatlin ran a blazing time of 9.80 seconds to win the 100m final at the trials Sunday in Eugene, Ore.
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