EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Bobby Kersee is requesting that USA Track and Field extend its deadline to give his athletes more time to recover.
The coach for Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh is pushing for a Tuesday runoff race, should that be the option his sprinters decide to do.
To run any sooner, Kersee said, wouldn't be fair to his athletes.
USATF officials said they will wait until after the women's 200 meters Saturday night at the Olympic track trials to finalize plans for breaking a third-place tie in the 100.
Felix and Tarmoh technically have until Sunday, when the trials end, to decide betwen a runoff — a winner-take-all race to break the tie — or a coin flip to determine who gets the last spot on the London-bound team in the event.