On day two of the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Usain Bolt once again made like a lightening streak and emerged 100 meters down the track in a new world record 9.58. Bolt got off the start quickly, put his head down for 25m and by 50m had a gap on top American Tyson Gay.
Gay ran as well as he possibly could and came away with the new American record of 9.71. His previous AR of 9.77 was set at the 2008 US Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. Former world record holder Asafa Powell claimed bronze in a season’s best 9.84. Both Powell and Jamaican countryman Powell took a long and raucous victory lap. Powell commented, “He’s a man from space. I have never seen anything like it.Û¢bCrLf
Tyson Gay (Clermont, Fla.), men’s 100m silver medalist AMERICAN RECORD:
“It felt pretty good. I’m really happy Usain Bolt broke the record. I know that may sound strange. I knew it was humanly possible for someone to run that fast. Unfortunately it wasn’t me. I’m very happy with the race. I did my best the best way I could. I’ve been you all this year that it’s possible to run this fast. I did my best. I still know I have a lot more left in the tank. My groin is barely hanging on. In the final I just tried to block everything down and give it my all because there wasn’t that much left. (On the 200) I’m going to talk to doctors and everything. It’s at a pain right now and we’ll see how it goes tonight.Û¢bCrLf
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