Tyson Gay Runs 9.68, Fastest Ever 100 Meter Dash At US Olympic Trials - Wind-Aided
Track and Field, Tyson Gay

Gay Wind-Aided, Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

6/29/08 in Track and Field   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

Tyson Gay ran a 9.68 in the 100-meter dash final at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, which is the fastest anyone has ever covered that during a recorded event.

One problem: the wind was too strong, helping push the sprinters from behind, so the mark will not count in the world record books.

Nonetheless, Gay continues to establish himself as a major threat for gold at the Beijing Games in August. Not only will he be challenged by Jamaica's Usain Bolt in the final, but he's going to have to finish a distant second in the best Olympic names race as well.

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6/30/08   |   towsongirl12   |   11 respect

That run was INSANE wind or not.