What was even more impressive was how tight-lipped the two remain about their impending showdown for the final Olympic spot in the 100-meter dash. Last week Felix and Tarmoh’s tie for third opened USA Track and Field drew considerable criticism, as track officials did not have any protocol in place for such an occurrence.
They quickly came up with three options for the runners: a runoff, coin flip or one can decide to give her spot to the other.
According to Yahoo, both sprinters declined to comment to the media about the situation, saying they will wait until after the final race on Saturday to announce a decision.
Felix is looking to claim her first gold medal in the 200 meter dash in this year’s Olympics after claiming a silver medal in the previous two. “I’ve had eight years to think about being a silver medalist,” Felix said, “This time I want to win.”
Tarmoh has seen her popularity increase in the sport due to the tie. The 22-year-old newcomer has quickly made a name for herself after leaving Texas A&M early to turn pro.