Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:10pm IST
By Liu Zhen and Nir Elias
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Former world champion Tyson Gay equalled the second fastest 100 metres time ever on Sunday when he clocked 9.69 seconds at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix.
Gay’s time equalled the world record set by Jamaican Usain Bolt when he won the 100 metres final at last year’s Beijing Olympics.
Bolt reduced his mark to 9.58 seconds at this year’s Berlin world championships with Gay second in 9.71.
Gay, who has been suffering from a strained groin, told reporters he would be more motivated to challenge Bolt’s world record when he was fully fit.
“I’m not too motivated because I’ve not been fully healthy …I ran my run so well even though my groin hurts,” he said.
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