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Gay sets 200 mark in 19.41 seconds

Updated: May 16, 2010, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- American sprinter Tyson Gay broke a 44-year-old record for 200 meters run on a straight track as part of his drive to challenge Usain Bolt for sprint supremacy.

Gay ran 19.41 seconds into a slight headwind Sunday on a specially constructed track, shaving 0.09 off the mark Tommie Smith set in May 1966 at San Jose, Calif.

"Going into the race I knew it was going to be tough to beat the record," Gay said. "It was pretty hard for the first 100 meters or so and I ...

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