Wallace Spearmon


Track and field

Back in form, Gay runs 3rd-fastest 200 ever

Tyson Gay, the reigning world champion, ran the third-fastest time ever in the 200 meters in winning in 19.58 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix on Saturday in New York. The only faster times are Usain Bolt's world record last year of 19.30 and Michael Johnson's 19.32 in 1996. It was in the 200 at last year's U.S. Olympic trials that Gay hurt his hamstring. He didn't win a medal at the Beijing Games after coming in as the world champion in the 100 and 200. Gay's previous personal best was 19.62 seconds in 2007. He blew away a strong field, beating second-place finisher Wallace Spearmon by 0.4 of a second.