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Gay wins 100 meters at Adidas Grand Prix

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former world champion Tyson Gay, free from injury for one of the few times in recent years, blitzed his rivals on Saturday to win the 100 metres at the Adidas Grand Prix.

Kenya's Olympic champion David Rudisha also outclassed his opponents to easily win the 800m at the New York leg of the Diamond League series.

Croatia's Blanka Vlasic, competing for the first time since 2011, won the women's high jump while veteran Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown showed a clean pair of heels to win the women's 200m dash.

Despite running into a headwind on a cold and rainy day in Manhattan, Gay won the men's sprint in 10.02 seconds, well outside his world leading season-best of 9.86 but still enough for a comfortable win.

"I'm happy with that," said the 31-year-old American, who has been plagued by injuries since winning the world title in 2007. "I didn't try to push myself too hard in these conditions."


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