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US Sprinter Tyson Gay's Daughter, 15, Shot to Death

Trinity Gay killed in parking lot altercation early Sunday in Kentucky

(Newser) - The 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was fatally shot in Kentucky early Sunday. The Fayette County coroner's office says in a statement that Trinity Gay died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. "She didn't make it," the sprinter tells LEX18 . "I'm... More »

Track and Field Might Be Doomed as a Sport

Critics: After more positive drugs tests, why should we trust anyone?

(Newser) - News that two of the world's top runners— American Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell—have tested positive for banned substances isn't just bad news for the sport. It might be fatal news for the sport, at least in the US, writes Philip Hersh at the Chicago ... More »

Lighting-Fast Bolt Smashes 100-Meter Record

(Newser) - Jamaica's Usain Bolt shattered the world record for the 100-meter race today, shearing more off the previous best time—his own—than anyone in recorded history, reports the Chicago Tribune. With a 2 mph tailwind, the 22-year-old clocked in at just 9.58 seconds—0.11 seconds faster than the... More »

US Relay Teams Drop Batons

Hand-off gaffes disqualify both men and women

(Newser) - US track and field was hit by two nearly identical disasters today, when both the men’s and women’s teams flubbed the last handoff of the preliminary 400-meter relay, the Los Angeles Times reports. A wet, slippery night in the Bird’s Nest proved tough for the relay squads,... More »

Cramp Fells Tyson Gay in 200m Trials

Injury a jolting reminder that talent isn't always enough

(Newser) - America's best-known hopeful for the Olympic track team is still going to Beijing—but won't be defending his world championship title in the 200-meter sprint. In a stunning twist, super runner Tyson Gay suffered a leg cramp that felled him during his key event in the quarterfinals of the Olympic... More »

Gay Is Fastest Man, Ever*

*Except that track, unlike any other sport, factors in the weather, columnist writes

(Newser) - Tyson Gay might have used the Olympic trials yesterday to cover 100 meters faster than any human in history, but he is not the world record-holder because track, unlike any other sport, attaches asterisks to records, Jim Caple writes on ESPN.com. Strong tailwinds propelled Gay to victory, but his... More »

Gay Tops 100m Record-Holder to Claim Gold

Powell hears footsteps, takes 3rd behind new Olympic favorite

(Newser) - American Tyson Gay blazed past the world co-record holder in the last 20 meters of the 100m dash to take gold in the World Championships today in Tokyo. Jamaican Asafa Powell was faster out of the blocks, but "I panicked," he said. "I felt him coming on.... More »

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