American sprint superstar knocks off unbeaten Asafa Powell.
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Coming off his loss to Walter Dix in the 200 meters at last weekend’s Prefontaine Classic, Tyson Gay needed to redeem himself in a big way at the Gateshead Diamond League meeting on Saturday in the UK. Knocking off the unbeaten Asafa Powell in his signature event, the 100 meters, was a good way to do just that.
Gay won going into the wind in 9.94 seconds, .02 ahead of the second-place Powell. It was the first lost in 2010 for Powell, who ran 9.83 into a headwind earlier this season in Ostrava.
In other action from Gateshead, Kenyan Asbel Kiprop continued his winning ways in the men’s 1,500, topping a tightly bunched field in 3:33.34. The top four finishers all ran under 3:34, with American Leo Manzano crossing the line in third place (3:33.51).
Kenyan Vincent Chepkok won the men’s 5,000 meters in 13:00.20, just ahead of countryman Eliud Kipchoge. American Galen Rupp posted a big personal best of 13:10.05 to finish ninth in the 13-man field, just ahead of reigning world cross country champion Joseph Ebuya of Kenya.
In the women’s 800 meters, U.S. champion Alysia Johnson was the only athlete to break the two minute barrier, winning in 1:59.84, just off her personal best of 1:58.84 set at last weekend’s Prefontaine Classic. Johnson’s countrywoman, Morgan Uceny, posted an impressive performance in the women’s 1,500 meters, finishing second in a personal best 4:04.26.
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