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Gay might not race until U.S. trials

Updated: June 4, 2009, 3:13 PM ET
Reuters

EUGENE, Ore. -- World 100-meter champion Tyson Gay has decided not to compete in Sunday's Prefontaine Classic and likely will not run again until the U.S. championships in late June, his agent said on Thursday.

The American had considered running his first 100 meters of the season in Eugene after clocking 19.58 seconds, the third-fastest 200 meters of all-time, at last weekend's New York Grand Prix.

"It was probably slightly unrealistic to think Gay could recover that fast," his agent, ...

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