I was at the US Olympic Trials yesterday and witnessed Ashton Eaton break the World Record in the decathlon. I thought that was pretty amazing then I saw the final US Team spot in the women’s 100m awarded to Jeneba Tarmoh after posting a time just 1/1000 better than Allyson Felix. On the drive back from Eugene I read on twitter that the race had been officially declared a tie. I also received and email from Sam Borden of the New York Time asking if I could shed some light on the photo finish system that was used. I talked with Sam for about 25 minutes this morning explaining how FinishLynx worked. I don’t know if will appear in the printed version of the Times, but here is the article posted on the New York Times website.
The original article was edited and removed my mentions. But Sam posted a blog post with a little more information.
NY Times: A Photo Finish Too Close to Call