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Jeneba Tarmoh (bottom) and Allyson Felix cross the finish line at exactly the same time in the women's 100 meter dash final during Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 23 in Eugene, Oregon. (USTF)
Jeneba Tarmoh (bottom) and Allyson Felix cross the finish line at exactly the same time in the women's 100 meter dash final during Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 23 in Eugene, Oregon. (USTF)

With the start of the summer Olympics a month from today, the members of the American swimming and track and field teams are being selected at the Olympic trials this week.

In swimming, there's a dramatic competition between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, who meet in the finals of the 200-meter freestyle tonight.

And in Eugene, Oregon, the track and field trials have featured a dead heat for third place and a spot on the team in the women's 100-meter race and a world record in the decathlon.

Amby Burfoot, of Runner's World, says that he has never seen something like this happen, and he hopes that it is settled with a runoff race.

Today's a rest day and the trials resume tomorrow with finals in several events, including the men's and women's 5,000-meter races.

Guest:

  • Amby Burfoot, Runner's World editor at large

This segment aired on June 27, 2012.

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