I never thought Tyson Gay was done. No way.
Tying his own American Record in 9.77 seconds, ahead of long time foe Asafa Powell in Rome is a precursor for Berlin. Only the blind and foolish thought that some how Gay was going to disappear silently into the night after his Beijing experience.
Tyson Gay is responsible for one of the all-time return seasons in the sport’s history. His pride and coaching are too strong. Gay ran a personal best 19.58 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix and followed up with a 9.77 second return performance in Rome.
Don’t think for a second that Usain Bolt isn’t watching his every move on the track and a tad nervous about the looming match up. There’s no telling who will win a show down but you can bet your house that Gay will run his best in the race.
Watch out! Sanya Richards is unstoppable on the Golden League circuit, keeping her unbeaten streak on the circuit alive while making history running 50 second 400 meters for the 36th time. With Allyson Felix (50.94) in the race, Richards churned out 49.4, cruising to victory and last week Richards beat rival Christine Ohuruogu by nearly two seconds and in the process is establishing herself as the favorite for Berlin.
She broke the 4:00 minute barrier. It was so not much if, but when Christin Wurth-Thomas deliver the 3:59.98 race. She finished second in the race against an impressive field.
Kerron Clement is not so quietly piecing together one of his best season’s to date. Today’s 48.09 is another step towards getting to the next level of 400 meter hurdle consistency for the Olympic silver medalist.