Skip to main content

American record holder Tyson Gay ran the year's fastest 100 metres when he clocked 9.79 seconds in a tune-up meet at Clermont, Florida on Saturday.

The performance came hours before Jamaican training mate Steve Mullings sprinted 9.80 at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon.

Mullings held the yearly lead of 9.89 before Saturday's performances.

Story continues below advertisement

Gay's time came in a preliminary race at the NTC Sprint Series. He did not compete in the final, according to official results.

Both his and Mullings' performances were with allowable winds.

Jamaican Usain Bolt holds the world record of 9.58 seconds. Gay's U.S. record is 9.69.

The American is scheduled to make his Diamond League debut with another 100 metres at the New York Grand Prix next Saturday.

Report an error
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Discussion loading ...

Cannabis pro newsletter