In case of a tie, the following procedure shall be used for breaking a tie for the final qualifying slot in a running-event final in which a U.S. National Team or Olympic Team is being selected:
If either athlete declines his or her position on the National Team/Olympic Team, that athlete will be named the alternate and the other athlete will assume the final available position.
If neither athlete declines their position, they will be given the option to determine the tie-breaker via coin toss or by run-off.
If both athletes choose the same option, that option will be utilized as the tie-breaker.
If the athletes disagree on the tie-breaker, the tie will be broken by a run-off.
If both athletes refuse to declare a preference regarding the method between a run off and coin toss in regards to how the tie is broken, the tie will be broken by coin toss.