Too Close to Call: A Photo Finish during U.S. Olympic Trials

Excitement for the London Summer Olympic games is already heating up. The games begin July 27, and fans of the NBA champs Miami Heat, and the OKC Thunder, can’t wait to see their favorite teams join forces on the men’s Olympic basketball team.

Two U.S. sprinters have already set a precedent for determining the winner of the 100 yard dash trials. Olympics officials may toss a coin to determine the winner of an incredible too-close-to-call finish during the U.S. Olympics trials.

Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh both crossed the finish line third in the same 1000th of a second — 11.068 seconds — and even a photo finish couldn’t determine the 3rd place finish.

Until Saturday there was no protocol set for a close photo finish where a winner could not be determined. U.S. officials could ask the athletes to run another race or toss a coin.

If a coin toss is chosen, Felix (right) would choose heads or tails first because she is the higher ranking athlete.

Officials said they would not make a decision until the 200 yard dash trials on Thursday.


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    44 Responses to “Too Close to Call: A Photo Finish during U.S. Olympic Trials”

    1. 1
    2. 2
      I Go There says:

      Allyson Felix

      :love:

    3. 3
      BoogieNites says:

      :yahoo:

    4. 4
      lexdiamonz says:

      allyson feet hit the ground FIRST i don’t care WHAT they say… CHEATERS!!!!

      FINALLY a dope free US track team.. (I HOPE)

    5. 5
      yallcrazy says:

      The American won! IMO of course :grill:

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      goat76 says:

      Damn a coin toss. I rather race it out to determine the winner.

    7. 7
      Anna says:

      goat76 says:

      Damn a coin toss. I rather race it out to determine the winner.

      ~~~~~~
      That was a stupid idea. They should run another race.

    8. 8
      Lodak says:

      Looks like #1 to me, but, whatever :coffee:

    9. 9
      I Go There says:

      lexdiamonz says:

      allyson feet hit the ground FIRST i don’t care WHAT they say… CHEATERS!!!!

      FINALLY a dope free US track team.. (I HOPE)

      _____________________________________________

      yeah we’ll see cause Jamica has been killing us in the past few years

    10. 10
      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      I SAY LET THEM RUN AGAIN.. COIN TOSS :shrug:

    11. 11
      candibfly says:

      twin are u bein funny? they both american :lol:

    12. 12
    13. 13
      candibfly says:

      y’all see jeremy wariner cryin struggle tears cause he ain’t make the team :crying:

    14. 14
      lovezoe says:

      I wouldn’t be down for a darn gone coing toss.

    15. 15
      Iheart says:

      Runners have the best bods :yes:

    16. 16
      yallcrazy says:

      :no: Twin
      I was just saying :shrug:

      Both from USA, so I’ll let yall pick the winner :shrug:

    17. 17
      candibfly says:

      *chants* run off run off run off :cheer:

    18. 18
      CivilEngineer says:

      I love Allyson!! We’re friends…in my head

      She’ll get in the 2, even if she doesn’t make it in the 100

    19. 19
      Gigi26 says:

      Man I can’t wait for the games to start!!!

      I say run again but I can understand why they don’t want to since the adrenaline you have when you run the first time won’t be there the second time around.

    20. 20
      candibfly says:

      oh

      <—- slow today, ain't get not sleep, none of y'all business why tho :whistle: #noihaventloosenedmychastitybelt

    21. 21
      yallcrazy says:

      Jmo is the runner on the blog, let’s get her thoughts on this :lol:

    22. 22
      Anna says:

      Iheart says:

      Runners have the best bods :yes:
      ~~~~~~
      I know. I got inspired looking at the pics I migh work out. Sike. :lol:

    23. 23
      candibfly says:

      she’ll prob be on the 4 x 100 and possibly 4 x 400? :think:

      she gonna get her medals regardless :cheer:

    24. 24
      lady_cn says:

      I’m with everyone else. They should race again, one on one. Whoever wins that is the winner. :yes:

    25. 25
      KyCakes says:

      I Go There says:

      lexdiamonz says:

      allyson feet hit the ground FIRST i don’t care WHAT they say… CHEATERS!!!!

      FINALLY a dope free US track team.. (I HOPE)

      _____________________________________________

      yeah we’ll see cause Jamica has been killing us in the past few years
      ———————————————————————-
      :whistle:
      “nuff people say they know they cant believe,
      jamaica we have a bobsled team”

      Oh

      Wrong sport :coffee:

    26. 26
      I Go There says:

      candibfly says:

      she’ll prob be on the 4 x 100 and possibly 4 x 400?

      she gonna get her medals regardless
      _________________________________________

      Yeah thats the best part…

      Theyre gonna get the best 4 100 meter runners for it and 2 alternates

      SO its all good.

    27. 27
      KDub says:

      In 10 years it will be found out that both are involved in steroids and any wins will be revoked ANYWAY

      As a former track and fielder the sport has MEH MAD disillusioned so….thanks Marion (Jones).

      :wave: <<< flag Marion wrapped herself in after her win which was revoked'ed.

    28. 28
      JMO says:

      yallcrazy says:

      Jmo is the runner on the blog, let’s get her thoughts on this :lol:
      _____________________________________________________________

      :lol: Hell not anymore …

      I do think athletes have great bods, of course

    29. 29
      I Go There says:

      I LOVE TRACK but I FKING HATE MICHEAL JOHNSON

      fking bastard

    30. 30
      BCinKS says:

      They should just pick the person who qualifies for the fewest races. A run-off would be cool, but “the conditions” won’t be the same as when they ran the first time.

    31. 31
      I Go There says:

      JMO says:

      yallcrazy says:

      Jmo is the runner on the blog, let’s get her thoughts on this
      _____________________________________________________________

      Hell not anymore …

      I do think athletes have great bods, of course

      _________________________________________________

      yeah… like your fast

      psssssssssssttt

    32. 32
      candibfly says:

      igo u hate everyone :no:

      michael was smooth as shyt on the track tho, u can’t front, even if u don’t like him as a person

    33. 33
      yallcrazy says:

      :newpost:

      Auntie is cranking them out :lol:

    34. 34
      Gigi26 says:

      slow today, ain’t get not sleep, none of y’all business why tho
      ^^^^^^^^^^
      :popcorn: Umm hmmm :lol:

    35. 35
      J Said it! says:

      Allyson felix Dope!!!

    36. 36
      I Go There says:

      candibfly says:

      igo u hate everyone

      michael was smooth as shyt on the track tho, u can’t front, even if u don’t like him as a person
      __________________________________________________

      as a runner he is the fastest ive ever seen in the 200 and 400

      but We have ummmm…. Issues he and I

      I cursted him out at the Texas Relays in 1992

    37. 37
      I Go There says:

      *Cursed

    38. 38
      JMO says:

      I Go There says:

      JMO says:

      yallcrazy says:

      Jmo is the runner on the blog, let’s get her thoughts on this
      _____________________________________________________________

      Hell not anymore …

      I do think athletes have great bods, of course

      _________________________________________________

      yeah… like your fast

      psssssssssssttt
      _______________________________________________________

      Slow down on that chicken and you’ll be able to catch me :coffee:

    39. 39
      PAGESINADIARY says:

      Jeneba should go and represent, felix had her chance. jeneba foot came down first. very close though. Felix just has a more known name

    40. 40
      I Go There says:

      JMO says:

      I Go There says:

      JMO says:

      yallcrazy says:

      Jmo is the runner on the blog, let’s get her thoughts on this
      _____________________________________________________________

      Hell not anymore …

      I do think athletes have great bods, of course

      _________________________________________________

      yeah… like your fast

      psssssssssssttt
      _______________________________________________________

      Slow down on that chicken and you’ll be able to catch me
      ________________________________________

      whatever… Ill beat you holding a box of two piece dark in one hand and a fanta Skrawberry in the other.

    41. 41
      OutsidetheBox says:

      I watched this…allyson finished 4th no? :think: I think the decided it..she was a tenth of a point behind..

    42. 42
      JMO says:

      I Go There says:

      JMO says:

      I Go There says:

      JMO says:

      yallcrazy says:

      Jmo is the runner on the blog, let’s get her thoughts on this
      _____________________________________________________________

      Hell not anymore …

      I do think athletes have great bods, of course

      _________________________________________________

      yeah… like your fast

      psssssssssssttt
      _______________________________________________________

      Slow down on that chicken and you’ll be able to catch me
      ________________________________________

      whatever… Ill beat you holding a box of two piece dark in one hand and a fanta Skrawberry in the other.
      _______________________________________________________

      yea ok :lol:

    43. 43
      Sandra Rose says:

      I Go There says:

      yeah we’ll see cause Jamica has been killing us in the past few years
      _____________

      My nephew’s ex-girlfriend is one of the stars on the Jamaican team. :yes:

    44. 44
      DeevaC says:

      Looks like #2

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