Fastest Human Alive Tyson Gay

Updated: August 27, 2007



He is now officially

the fastest human on Earth

to the extent that “title” goes

to the winner of the 100 meter

World Championship

Because Sunday night in Osaka, Japan, Tyson Gay got the better of Asafa Powell – formerly the fastest human – and ZOOMED past him with 30 meters to go to claim Victory with his time of 9.85 seconds. Not the record. But not a Surprise.

Tyson Gay has been leading up to this moment all track season long winning both the 100 meter and 200 meter in the United States track and Field Championships and running the fastest 100 meter so far this year 9.84 seconds. Jamaica’s Asafa Powell still holds the world record 100 meter time of 9.77 seconds.

But for how long ?

And here is what Gay says inspired him

what better than his mother …..

” I talked with my mother before the race and she really calmed me down,” the 25-year-old Gay said at a news conference. She told me that everything that happened in the past was for a reason, to mature me for a situation like this..”

Yes Tyson mothers re usually right !

More good news for Gay if that the right term for it. Odds makers whoever they are reportedly favor Gay to win the Gold Medal at next year’s Beijing Olympics some of them making him a 5-4 favorite over Powell. The other question is are they giving odds on the inhuman pollution in Beijing and fact that runners may pass out before they ever reach the finish line their lungs poisoned.

But who is Tyson Gay ??

for answers once again we’ll turn

to the people’s source

Wikipedia ……

” Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is a top ranked American sprint athlete and current world champion in the 100m dash. Tyson attended Lafayette Senior High School in Lexington, Kentucky where he was a standout track star, winning several state titles..”

” Gay competed collegiately at Barton Community College and the University of Arkansas and in 2004 he won the 100 metres contest at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as well as achieving 10.06 in June.”

2005 saw him concentrate more on the 200 metres, setting a new personal best with 19.93, once again in June. This result placed him 2nd on the world statistics behind college teammate and training partner Wallace Spearmon. He competed in 200 m at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics and finished fourth to complete an American 1-2-3-4, the first time any nation has achieved this in a world championship athletics event. Gay’s aim of being the fastest bend runner in the world for third leg of the 4×100 m relay was unfulfilled after the bad baton exchange between Mardy Scales and Leonard Scott that resulted in the USA’s disqualification.

There is more …

” In 2006, Gay steadily improved his performances. On July 11, 2006, Gay produced the sixth fastest 200 m performance in history, with a time of 19.70 seconds, at the IAAF Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland. Gay finished second in the race behind Xavier Carter, whose 19.63 performance was the second fastest in history. On July 21, 2006, in Rethymno, he ran the 100 m in 9.88 (wind 1.0 m/s). He improved his 100 m best on August 18, 2006, in Zurich, Switzerland, where he ran 9.84 s in the 100 m, finishing second to Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, who equaled his world record of 9.77 s for the third time.”

” Gay improved his 200 m best again on September 10, 2006, in Stuttgart, Germany, when he reached the line in 19.68 seconds and tied with legendary Frank Fredericks as the fourth fastest 200 m runner ever. In this race, he ran the fastest unofficial bend, reaching the half-way point in 9.96 s. Michael Johnson, who held the previous fastest bend time, ran a 10.12 s bend during his 19.32-second world record run at the 1996 Summer Olympics.”

” At the end of 2006, Gay was ranked second in the world in both the 100 m and 200 m by the IAAF, and was fourth on the all-time lists for both the 100 m and the 200 m. Gay started his 2007 season with two impressive wind-aided performances in the 100 metres, posting a 9.79 (+ 2.5 m/s) at the Adidas Track Classic in Carson, CA (USA) on May 20 and a 9.76 (+ 2.2 m/s) at the Reebok Grand Prix on 2nd June. With the suspension of Justin Gatlin for a doping offense, Gay was considered to be the main competition for Asafa Powell in the 100 m for the 2007 season.”

” On June 22, 2007, at the AT&T USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis, IN, Gay won the 100 m race with a meet record 9.84 (- 0.5 m/s), the second fastest performance ever into headwind, after former world record holder Maurice Greene’s 9.82 (- 0.2 m/s).”

” He finished 0.23 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Trindon Holliday. On June 24, two days after his 100 m win, Gay won the 200 m race with a meet record 19.62 ( -0.3 m/s), the second fastest 200 m performance of all time, also breaking record-holder Michael Johnson’s meet record of 19.66.”

What more could you need to know

And we’ll add a line to his Wikipedia ….

And now Tyson Gay is World Champion

in the 100 meter as of August 26, 2007

Thank God for Wikipedia

imagine if we had to

research all this

Finally Congratulations

World Champion Tyson Gay

are we allowed to say ..

it’s great to be Gay

( if not ignore it )

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