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Tyson Gay

Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is an American track and field sprint athlete who competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him the second fastest athlete ever. His 200 m time of 19.58 makes him the 5th fastest athlete in that event. In 2008, he ran a 100m in 9.68, then the fastest time in history, but was prevented from a world record because it was wind-assisted. Gay has won numerous medals in major international competitions, including a gold medal sweep of the 100 m, 200 m and 4×100 meters relay at the 2007 Osaka World Championships. This made him the second man to win all three events at the same World Championships, after Maurice Greene. He is a three-time U.S. champion in the 100 m. At the 2008 Olympic Trials, Gay suffered a severe hamstring injury in the 200 m event. The injury persisted and this contributed to his failure to win a single medal at the Beijing Olympics. As a participant in the US Anti-Doping Agency's "Project Believe" program, Gay is regularly tested to ensure that his system is clean of performance-enhancing drugs. His performance of 9.71 seconds to win the 100 m silver medal in the

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We just came across this Reuters story published over the weekend, providing the blow-by-blow in the race between Tyson Gay and Walter Dix.Who knew Reuters had it in them? READ MORE >

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