Gay clocks third-fastest 200m in history

  • Gannon

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    May 30, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    US sprinter Tyson Gay notched the third-fastest 200m in history on Saturday, clocking 19.58sec to win the title at the Reebok Grand Prix athletics meeting.

    Gay finished ahead of Americans Wallace Spearmon (19.9icon_cool.gif and Jeremy Wariner (20.30) with a legal wind of 1.3 metres per second.

    Gay came within 28-hundredths of a second of the world record of 19.30sec set by Jamaican Usain Bolt at the Beijing Olympics last August.

    He was 26-hundredths outside the American record of Michael Johnson, the former world record of 19.32 which dated from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

    Gay was already the owner of the third-fastest 200m in history - his 19.62sec posted at the US world championship trials in June of 2007, the year that he captured three world titles in Osaka - in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.







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    May 31, 2009 1:12 AM GMT
    Yeah - I was there at the meet. It was an amazing run!

    He was out the blocks and around the turn like a bullet. In no time flat he had made up the stagger on the runner infront of him.

    It was an amazing run icon_biggrin.gif
  • allamathlete

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    May 31, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    dang 2nd time I didn't go when I was supposed to go to that meet & missed a ridiculous race last time it was Liu Xiang's near world record (or maybe it was a record run) in the hurdles.... that's a fast track at Randall's Island. I've had a lot of kids break school records there.
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    May 31, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    allamathlete saiddang 2nd time I didn't go when I was supposed to go to that meet & missed a ridiculous race last time it was Liu Xiang's near world record (or maybe it was a record run) in the hurdles.... that's a fast track at Randall's Island. I've had a lot of kids break school records there.


    sorry to hear that- it was a fun meet
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    May 31, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    I was wondering how long it would take for someone to reference Tyson Gay. Interesting that this wasn't posted under running or general sports discussion.

    Anyway, I saw the meet and I think perhaps Bolt should pay attention.
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    May 31, 2009 1:27 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidI was wondering how long it would take for someone to reference Tyson Gay. Interesting that this wasn't posted under running or general sports discussion.

    Anyway, I saw the meet and I think perhaps Bolt should pay attention.


    he should , but i think bolt is still da man. icon_smile.gif
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    May 31, 2009 1:30 PM GMT
    i like those singlets runners are wearing now. you can see what they are packing.

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    May 31, 2009 3:38 PM GMT
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    May 31, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    DCEric saidhahashowphp.jpg


    Coz that's his name
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    May 31, 2009 3:44 PM GMT
    Gay may be his name.. but if queer is his game....
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  • DCEric

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    May 31, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    hockey: that was awesome.
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    May 31, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
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    May 31, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    DCEric saidhockey: that was awesome.


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    May 31, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    DCEric saidhockey: that was awesome.


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    Uhh... I was saying I liked the picture that hockeynick79 posted.
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    May 31, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    Blackguy4you said
    DCEric saidhockey: that was awesome.


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    Uhh... I was saying I liked the picture that hockeynick79 posted.


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