Gay runs wind-aided 9.68 to qualify for U.S. Olympic team

Updated: June 30, 2008, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Perhaps Tyson Gay ought to thank Usain Bolt for beating him so soundly and so surprisingly last month.

That lopsided loss -- Gay was a distant second as Bolt broke the world record in the 100 meters -- led to some serious tinkering. Gay and his coach, former sprinter Jon Drummond, took a look at his start, his stride, his strategy.

Seems fair to say they knew what they were doing: On Sunday, Gay ran 100 meters faster than anyone ever has.

A blur in blue, Gay clocked ...

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