June 24, 2008 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tyson Gay's mother was hardly surprised to hear that her son had dinner in a restaurant. After all, Daisy Gay Lowe said, he eats nearly every meal outside the two-bedroom furnished apartment where he lives alone while training in this Dallas suburb. It was what Gay ordered in a Cajun-style restaurant that startled his mother. "He ate that?" she said, after hearing that the leading sprinter in the United States had tucked into a dish called Grilled Mahi Mahi St.
June 29, 2009 |
The idea for Tyson Gay was to run one and be done. As defending world champion in two events, the 100 and 200 meters, Gay needed only compete in one round of any event at the U.S. championships to claim his place in both sprints at the world championships at Berlin in August. Gay chose the 100 and ran Thursday's first round in a substantially wind-aided 9.75 seconds, fastest in the world this year under any conditions. But Gay was so upset about the way he ran that he wanted more.
August 11, 2012 |
LONDO - If Usain Bolt was already a legend after completing his second consecutive Olympic sprint double during these London Games, what exalted status has he reached now after running an astonishingly fast anchor leg to help Jamaica set a world record and win the 400-meter relay? The final race on the Olympic Stadium track added to the legend that is Bolt. He was a blur Saturday as he took the baton from Yohan Blake and flew to the finish line, bringing it home in 36.84 seconds.
August 5, 2012 |
LONDON - Justin Gatlin of the U.S. recorded the fastest time in the semifinals of the men's 100-meter dash Sunday, enhancing the anticipation for the final that will be run in a few hours at the Olympic Stadium. Gatlin was timed in 9.82 seconds in a powerful and seemingly effortless first-heat performance that brought him home ahead of Churandy Martina of the Netherlands (9.91). In the second heat, Usain Bolt of Jamaica eased up and looked around but still cruised to the line in 9.87 seconds, ahead of American Ryan Bailey (9.96)
June 25, 2007 |
She was trying to stay focused on her 200-meter final, beginning only 10 minutes later, but Torri Edwards did not want to miss watching Tyson Gay run the same distance Sunday afternoon at the U.S. championships. What she and 7,407 spectators saw means everyone will be watching Gay closely between now and the 2008 Olympics. "That was phenomenal," Edwards said. Despite a slight headwind, Gay won in 19.62 seconds, the second-fastest 200 in history. Only Michael Johnson's world record of 19.
August 27, 2007 |
OSAKA, Japan -- Tyson Gay grew up watching Maurice Greene, who always acted before a race like the bull no one dared get near. Greene would roll his shoulders, stomp from leg to leg, all but snort confidence until he settled into the blocks. It was, in truth, Greene's way of dealing with the emotions roiling his head and heart before he charged toward an Olympic gold medal and two world titles in the 100 meters, each punctuated by a tongue flapping out of his mouth.