Sunday, May 15, 2011
Tyson Gay, Allyson Felix win races
MANCHESTER, England -- Americans Tyson Gay and Allyson Felix won sprint street races in Manchester on Sunday.
Gay won a 150-meter race, missing out on Usain Bolt's world record in difficult conditions. He pulled away early and ran the straight track in steady rain in 14.51 seconds -- 0.16 slower than the mark set by Bolt at the same event in 2009.
Felix outclassed the rest of a four-woman field to win a straight 200-meter race. The three-time world 200 champion eased down the rain-lashed track in 22.12 seconds, helped by a 2.6 meter-per-second tail wind.
Felix crossed 1.23 seconds ahead of France's Myriam Soumare. Joice Maduaka was third in 23.67 and Christine Ohuruogu, Olympic champion in the 400, was last in 24.48.
Gay covered the last 100 meters in just 8.88. American sprinter Darvis Patton finished second in 14.98, with British pair Marlon Devonish and Christian Malcolm rounding out the four-man field.