Gay Edges Powell In 100

Tyson Gay won his much anticipated 100-meter showdown with Asafa Powell on Saturday at the Diamond League meet in Gateshead, England, edging Powell in a time of 9.94 seconds.



Powell thought he had Gay and he would have but he started coasting too early. You can see his arms start to slow down well before the finish line.

At 40m I thought the race was over. I couldn’t believe Tyson ran him down the way he did.

Stockholm is where they next meet. 06.08.2010

Someone called sportsnet has had it blocked in Australia. Bloody racists.

Is that euro for 6 August?

same here so look at

notice Gay give his hammy a bit of a feel afterwards, hopefully all ok.

Looked like Powell took a mis-step around 80-85m and it threw him off rhythm-sort of like Surin in Seville in 99.

Mis-step my ass, he’s a choke.

That’s why he took a mis-step, because he can’t seem to keep it together.

he didnt choke when he beat bolt. the only man to beat bolt since he began his reign of destruction

He did the same after his first run, but came back 1 hour later anyway. Hammy seems to hold.

Bolt let him win but whatever makes him feel good.

Thank you. First real comp this year and his ass CHOKE!! When you allow someone to run your ass down like that, it’s unacceptable especially with his talent level.

If his hammy is injured, it’s a matter of time before it blows.

I think he took the foot off the gas a bit, he thought there was no way Gay would catch up.

I agree he does choke it up though, sucks cause he’s one of my favs.

For some reason I bet this haunts him the rest of his career. Didn’t and doesn’t sound like they have figured out why this is chronic.

It could be as simple as They always Look at his Hammie and Not other muscles that can effect Hammie tightness - eg hip flexors.

I’m not saying that they don’t, after all, you don’t leave many stones unturned getting to His speed levels

Maybe. Some people speculate that his tempo based long to short program (at least that is what we hear he does) could be a culprit. The reason being he trains at a much slower speed than he races at. The speeds he is able to produce in a race his body is not ready to handle. I remember Charlie speaking of this as well I believe.

I have thought exactly that. He does not, IMHO, do enough of the quality of work to adequately prepare his body for the speeds he will later encounter in races. It’s similar to the criticism that Hart’s program has received re: MJ to a degree but, in particular, a number of his other athletes who were often injured.