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Heartbreaking finish for Tyson Gay

Updated: August 5, 2012, 9:22 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LONDON -- When the stadium announcer introduced Tyson Gay before the 100-meter final, he described him as "the second-fastest man in history." That was both an enormous compliment and a painful reminder that no matter how fast Gay has run and no matter how hard he has trained, it hasn't been enough.

When it matters most, there is always someone faster.

In 2008, Gay injured his hamstring during the 200 at the U.S. Olympic trials, which prevented him from qualifying in ...

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