Sprint Videos - With Wind, Gay Runs Fastest 100m of All Time
SportsWith Wind, Gay Runs Fastest 100m of All TimeWith Wind, Gay Runs Fastest 100m of All TimeThe Associated PressTyson Gay has run the fastest 100 meters in any conditions, a wind-aided 9.68 seconds, to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. The time doesn't count as a world record because it was run with the help of the wind blowing at 4.1 meters per second. (June 30)(mark Carlson track/cover with AP photos)The fastest man ever to run the 100 meters in any condition is a title US sprinter Tyson Gay now holds.But it is not considered a world record.Gay ran a wind aided 9.68 100 meters and won the US Olympic qualifying race, followed by Walter Dix running a 9.80 and Davis Patton's 9.84.Gay, Dix and Patton all qualify for the Beijing Olympics.Tyson Gay (courtesy NBC/Universal)"YEAH I WAS HAPPY WITH THE TIME. THAT'S THE TIME THAT JOHN DRUMMOND HAS ACTUALLY BEEN INSTILLING IN ME IN PRACTICE AND STUFF SAYING THAT I'M CAPABLE OF RUNNING 9.60. REGARDLESS OF THE WIND CONDITIONS I WAS STILL SATISFIED." (mark Carlson track/cover with AP Photos)The official wind speed was 4.1 meters per second.Anything above 2.0 is not allowed.TYSON GAY (courtesy NBC/Universal)"YOU CAN FEEL THE WIND WHEN IT'S PICKING UP BEFORE YOU GET IN THE BLOCKS. I'VE BEEN RUNNING TRACK LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO BE OVER 2.0."(mark Carlson track/cover with AP Photos)Gay does not get the title of World Record holder because of the wind.That title is still held by Jamaican, Usain Bolt.TYSON GAY (courtesy NBC/Universal)"I STILL DON'T THINK I HAVE A LOT OF PRESSURE ON ME EVEN THOUGH I RAN THAT TIME. REGARDLESS BECAUSE IT WAS WIND AIDED. WHEN WE GO INTO THE NEXT BIG RACES OR ANY OTHER MEETS WHEN WE MEET UP HE'S STILL GOING TO BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER REGARDLESS." Mark Carlson/Standup (no courtesy)Absent from the trials is 2004 Olympic 100 meter gold medal winner Justin Gatlin. Gatlin is currently serving a 4 year doping ban. Tyson Gay supplanted Gatlin as the American favorite, not just because Gatlin cannot compete in Beijing, but because Gay is now the fastest man in the 100 meters in any condition.During qualifying Gay set the official US record running a 9.77 Mark Carlson, AP, Eugene, Oregon.