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Tyson Gay Targets Usain Bolt's 19.19 Half-Lap World Record

American World 100m silver medallist Tyson Gay, who is scheduled to run the 400 metres at tomorrow’s seventh staging of the Jamaica International Invitational, is hoping to challenge Usain Bolt’s 200m record of 19.19 seconds later this season.

“I hope that my 400m relates to my 200m dropping down and I think that’s the key,” Gay told journalists during a one-hour teleconference organised by track and field’s governing body, the IAAF, yesterday.

Gay, the 2007 world sprint double champion from Osaka, is third on the all-time list of 200m runners with 19.58 achieved last season. Only Bolt and former record-holder Michael Johnson (with 19.32secs) has ever gone faster.

“I’m healthy and for me to open up with 44.8 by accident, because I haven’t been training in spikes or done any speed work, that’s just amazing, but it just shows that I go out there and run hard,” he added…..Read More

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