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5 Questions with Jeneba Tarmoh

5 Questions with Jeneba Tarmoh

| On 02, Jul 2013

photo courtesy Track and Field Photo

Welcome back to 5 Questions, where we pick the brains of people from all areas of the running scene. Today, we were lucky enough to catch up with 2013 World team qualifier, Jeneba Tarmoh, who was featured in my “Des Moines 2013 Retrospective” last week. Follow her on Twitter @JenebaSylvia and Instagram.

5 Questions with Jeneba Tarmoh

1. Daily Relay: First off, congratulations on making the World team in the 200 meters. After coming in fourth in the 100, how good did it feel to punch your ticket in an individual event?

Jeneba Tarmoh: It felt great knowing I will be running an individual event. All the hard work and prayer paid off.

2. Daily Relay: With your fourth place finish in the 100, you likely earned a spot on the 4×100 team as well. What’s your favorite leg to run?

Jeneba Tarmoh: Hopefully I earned a spot; you never know with relays. My favorite leg depends on my mood. Some days it’s first leg, because I like to put the team in a good position. Other times, I prefer the second leg, because it’s a straight.

3. Daily Relay: It has been a year since the famous dead heat in the 100 at the Olympic Trials, with your teammate, Allyson Felix. Are you at peace with the decision you made to opt out of the runoff? How hard was that decision to make?

Jeneba Tarmoh: I am definitely at peace. And it was a hard decision to make, because I knew it was a decision that not many people would understand.

4. Daily Relay: You’ve taken to Twitter lately to do some impromptu Question and Answer sessions with your fans. What prompted #ASKJENEBA?

Jeneba Tarmoh: I just wanted to interact more with my loyal fans. I want them to know me as a person, and not just an athlete.

5. Daily Relay: With a spot in Moscow secure, what is the rest of your summer looking like?

Jeneba Tarmoh: My summer is dedicated to training and doing some fine tuning for Moscow.

If you enjoy 5 Questions, check out the archive of previous interviews over at Writing About Running


  1. ince Anderson

    Everyone forgets the fact that Jeneba earned an “open” spot for the 200m for team USA in Daegu, as a college junior. She ran a huge 22.28 from lane 8 to qualify third and make the sqaud. This is not her first rodeo.

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