Gay sets year’s best time in 100 metres at Rome
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – 1 hour ago
ROME — Tyson Gay gave notice to world record-holder Usain Bolt by running the fastest 100 metres of the year in 9.77 seconds at the Golden Gala on Friday.
Gay swept past previous record-holder Asafa Powell 40 metres from the finish in a time that would have been good enough to equal the world record less than two years ago.
Powell finished second in 9.88, and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake was third with 9.96.
“I feel that I improved on the previous races,” Gay said. “Today the race was better executed and my shape is improving.
“(Bolt’s) in excellent shape. I was working really hard for this, but I’m still training and I feel good.”
Gay is preparing to defend his 100 and 200 titles at the world championships in Berlin this summer.