Men's 100 shows limits, possibilities of what runners can do
BEIJING -- Tyson Gay proved he was just a man. Usain Bolt seemed to be something more.
The Olympic 100-meter dash showed the limits and the possibilities of human performance, all in one evening. On a night when Gay failed to overcome the hard facts of medical science, the Jamaican Bolt nearly defied physics with his jaunty 9.69-second, world-record fun run.
Gay, the 2007 world champion and the third-fastest man in history, could not overcome the effects of a hamstring ...
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