From Beijing to Berlin, it seemed that Bolt and his long, turbocharged strides were more than a match for anyone over meters. But Tyson Gay upset the defending world and Olympic champion Friday in a race between the two fastest runners in history. Gay beat the Jamaican at the DN Galan meet in 9. The American seemed in complete control against the world record-holder. The pair raced side by side in lanes four and five. Gay, looking comfortable, drew away while Bolt strained to keep up and finished second in 9.
The two fastest men in history had only raced each other twice before over m — Bolt winning with world records on both occasions. But Gay, who beat the world record holder by a good metre and a half tonight, was quick to play down the victory, citing Bolt's injury problems as having affected his performance. Powell was missing with a back injury, a late withdrawal from the line-up that was intended to showcase the three best sprinters in the world. The 23 year-old is still not running m races having been advised by doctors not to run on the curve. Stockholm is proving something of a bugbear for Bolt whose last defeat also happened here — against Powell — ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games in Then the world record holder was also running from lane four, with Powell next to him in lane five, just as Gay was last night. The difference this time around was the much bigger distance between first and second place.
Tyson Gay born August 9, is an American track and field sprinter who competes in the and meters dash. This made him the second man to win all three events at the same World Championships, after Maurice Greene Usain Bolt duplicated the feat two years later. Gay is a four-time U. At the Olympic Trials , he ran a wind assisted 9.
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