Gay runs wind-aided 9.68 to qualify for U.S. Olympic team
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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OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD TRIALS
Where: At Hayward Field, Eugene, Ore.
When: June 27-July 6
At stake: Top three finishers in each final earn berth on U.S. Olympic team for Beijing.
SUNDAY, JULY 6• Gay to limit training after muscle strain
• Felix cruises in women's 200, Dix tops men
SATURDAY, JULY 5• Race walkers get no respect
• Leg injury quashes Johnson's Olympic dreams
• Gay tumbles during 200-meter heat, injured
• More on Gay's injury, chances for Games
FRIDAY, JULY 4• Felix, Gay advance at trials; Goucher wins 5,000
THURSDAY, JULY 3• Merritt upsets Wariner at Olympic trials
MONDAY, JUNE 30• Olympian Lagat to represent U.S. in 5,000 meters
• Smoky haze settles over U.S. Olympic track trials
SUNDAY, JUNE 29• Gay qualifies for Olympics with wind-aided 9.68
SATURDAY, JUNE 28• Gay recovers, advances, breaks U.S. 100 record
FRIDAY, JUNE 27• Hooker wins 100-meter qualifier
• Flanagan, Goucher, Begley claim 10,000 spots