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USATF switches ends for sprints due to headwinds

Updated: June 22, 2013, 12:49 AM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Tyson Gay ran a bit scared at U.S. championships.

Not from the competition, but what awaited him at the end of the track -- a cushioned mat to keep him from running into a wall.

USA Track and Field figured it had found a wind-win situation for the strong breezes inside Drake Stadium- change the direction for all sprint events starting Friday.

But the decision met with some mixed reviews. Some runners didn't mind the fact that instead of bursting from the ...

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