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Jul 2, 2012

Tarmoh pulls out of Olympic runoff

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Jeneba Tarmoh has withdrawn from Monday’s scheduled 100 meters third place runoff against Allyson Felix for a place on the U.S. Olympics team, her agent Kimberly Holland told Reuters.

“She will not run the race today,” Holland said in a brief telephone conversation.

Jul 2, 2012

Olympics-Tarmoh pulls out of Olympic runoff

EUGENE, Oregon, July 2 (Reuters) – Jeneba Tarmoh has
withdrawn from Monday’s scheduled 100 metres third place runoff
against Allyson Felix for a place on the U.S. Olympics team, her
agent Kimberly Holland told Reuters.

“She will not run the race today,” Holland said in a brief
telephone conversation.

Jul 2, 2012

Strong U.S. squad ready to haul in the Olympic medals

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Americans appear ready to swoop into London and grab a bountiful supply of athletics medals after some stirring performances at the just concluded U.S. Olympic trials.

From Ashton Eaton’s decathlon world record to seven other world-leading 2012 marks, U.S. athletes showed strength and depth as they splashed through wet and often cool conditions to determine in head-to-head competition their team for the upcoming Games.

Jul 2, 2012

Olympics-Strong U.S. squad ready to haul in the medals

EUGENE, Oregon, July 2 (Reuters) – Americans appear ready to
swoop into London and grab a bountiful supply of athletics
medals after some stirring performances at the just concluded
U.S. Olympic trials.

From Ashton Eaton’s decathlon world record to seven other
world-leading 2012 marks, U.S. athletes showed strength and
depth as they splashed through wet and often cool conditions to
determine in head-to-head competition their team for the
upcoming Games.

Jul 2, 2012

Spearmon eases to trials victory in depleted 200m

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Wallace Spearmon surged down the finishing straight to win the U.S. Olympic trials 200 meters in a quick but wind-assisted 19.82 seconds on Sunday.

Spearmon, who missed out on a medal at the Beijing Olympics when he was disqualified for a lane violation, easily defeated Maurice Mitchell (20.14) and collegian Isiah Young (20.16).

Jul 2, 2012

Olympics-Spearmon eases to trials victory in depleted 200m

EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Wallace Spearmon surged
down the finishing straight to win the U.S. Olympic trials 200
metres in a quick but wind-assisted 19.82 seconds on Sunday.

Spearmon, who missed out on a medal at the Beijing Olympics
when he was disqualified for a lane violation, easily defeated
Maurice Mitchell (20.14) and collegian Isiah Young (20.16).

Jul 1, 2012

Olympics-Felix and Tarmoh to race for last Olympic spot

EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Allyson Felix and
training partner Jeneba Tarmoh will settle their controversial
women’s 100 metres third-place tie at the U.S. Olympic trials
with a runoff on Monday, officials said on Sunday.

Tarmoh was originally named as the winner of the final spot
on the U.S. team for London but officials declared a dead heat
after reviewing the photo finish.

Jul 1, 2012

Olympics-Women’s 100 runoff set for Monday

EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Allyson Felix and
training partner Jeneba Tarmoh will settle their controversial
women’s 100 metres third-place tie at the U.S. Olympic trials
with a runoff on Monday, officials said on Sunday.

Tarmoh was originally named as the winner of the final spot
on the U.S. team for London but officials declared a dead heat
after reviewing the photo finish.

Jul 1, 2012

Felix runs fastest 200m in 14 years

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Olympic silver medallist Allyson Felix ran the sixth fastest 200 metres of all time as she won the U.S. Olympic trials in a blazing 21.69 seconds on Saturday.

The time was the fastest in the half-lap event in 14 years, and came after world indoor hurdles champion Aries Merritt had cruised to the year’s fastest 110 metres high hurdles in 12.93 seconds.

Jul 1, 2012

Olympics-Felix runs fastest 200m in 14 years

EUGENE, Oregon, June 30 (Reuters) – Olympic silver medallist
Allyson Felix ran the sixth fastest 200 metres of all time as
she won the U.S. Olympic trials in a blazing 21.69 seconds on
Saturday.

The time was the fastest in the half-lap event in 14 years,
and came after world indoor hurdles champion Aries Merritt had
cruised to the year’s fastest 110 metres high hurdles in 12.93
seconds.