Monday, June 30, 2008

Presenting: The Anti-Garnett

This is Tyson Gay, who ran the 100 meters in 9.68 seconds yesterday, besting the world record time posted by his rival, Usain Bolt, in a qualifying round earlier this year.  Gay was also running in the race in which Bolt posted the record, finishing a distant (for world-class sprinters) second with 9.85 seconds, a lopsided loss that forced Gay to reinvent his running style in the past few months.

Making the day more interesting is that Gay's time won't be a world record, since the wind was blowing too hard from behind him for it to be allowable for world record consideration.  All it all, quite an interesting day for Gay, who responded to questions about the race that left him the fastest man in the history of the world and yet not the world record holder by saying: 

"It was okay."


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