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Sprinter Tarmoh Concedes Olympic Spot To Felix

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All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the drama surrounding the women's 100 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials. On Monday, Jeneba Tarmoh withdrew from consideration for a spot in the 100 in London. Tarmoh has not said why she's withdrawing, but she'll head to the Olympics as an alternate on the women's 100 meter team.
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