Gay Runs Impressive 100
In his first public workout since pulling up lame at the U.S. track and field trials July 5, U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay ran an impressive 100 meters during an hour-long training session in downtown Beijing and declared himself pain-free and confident as the start of the Olympic track and field competition approaches.
"I'm very confident," Gay said after the workout at the U.S. Olympic team training headquarters at Beijing Normal University. "I've been looking for an indicator to let me know where my confidence is going to be at, and I think today let me know that."
Gay ran a hard 60, 80 and 100 meters from a starting position but not blocks during the workout. He declared himself injury- and pain-free and said he was at about 85-90 percent of full health.
Gay said he worried for about two weeks that he would not be able to return to full speed in time for the Olympics. He revealed that he had received a second MRI from his own doctor that showed he sustained a slight strain of his tendon. A previous MRI showed no such strain; after he pulled up in the first round of the 200, USA Track and Field officials announced that he had suffered a severe cramp in his left hamstring.
"It was a little worse than the U.S. doctors had seen," he said. "I had a little bit of doubts."
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