The scrapes on the right arm of Jeneba Tarmoh are still raw from a recent fall in a race.
The sprinter's emotions over the 100-meter debacle at the U.S. trials are far more healed. She's moved on from what transpired a month ago, hardly giving it a second thought since she's arrived in Birmingham for training camp.
Tarmoh is a member of the relay pool, her only event after conceding her spot in the 100 to training partner Allyson Felix after they finished in a dead heat for third place on June 23.
USA Track and Field didn't have a protocol in place to break the tie and adopted one on the fly. The athletes could choose between a coin flip, winner-take-all runoff or one could simply concede the spot to the other.
A full week later, Felix and Tarmoh settled on a runoff. But on the day of the race, Tarmoh elected to pull out of the competition.
She didn't think she needed to earn her place again, especially since she was originally declared the third-place finisher. She even did a ...