At the Adidas Track Classic Sunday in Carson, California, Lexington native Tyson Gay swept the 100 and 200 meters.
Gay won his first 100 of the season in 10.05 seconds and the 200
in 20.08, both into slight headwinds. He edged training partner
Darvis Patton in the 100 by .01 seconds, then eased up in a
one-sided victory in the 200.
Neither time was spectacular, but that didn't bother Gay, who in
two weeks is scheduled for a 100 showdown with Jamaican Usain Bolt
at the Reebok meet May 31 in New York. Bolt ran the second-fastest
100 ever, 9.76 seconds, two weeks ago. It's the only race on Gay's
schedule before the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., June
"I think I was mentally drained today," Gay said, "thinking a
lot, putting a little pressure on myself."
It gets easier, he said, with the year's first 100 out of the
"I really believe I don't have to run fast times now," he
said. "I just have to win."