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Tyson Gay beaten by Justin Gatlin in return from doping ban

Fri., July 4, 2014

In his return from a one-year doping ban, Tyson Gay finished second to Justin Gatlin, who ran a year-best 9.80 seconds in the 100 meters at the Athletissima in Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday. Gay clocked 9.93 to beat Michael Rodgers in an all-American 1-2-3. It was a decent performance from Gay, but still far from the level that made him the second fastest sprinter behind Usain Bolt. Gay won the 100 at Athletissima in 9.79 a year ago. “I’m happy with my time, I’ve been training all year,” Gay said. “It’s been tough training. I’ve been under a lot of stress, but I made it through.” Gay, the 2007 world champion, tested positive last year for an anabolic steroid. He cooperated with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation to have his doping suspension reduced to one year. – AP

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