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The condition at the London Diamond League held last weekend was atrocious.

It was damp and cold, but American sprinter Tyson Gay spring a surprise in the blue-ribbon event.

He ran in a time of 9.78 seconds with a slight headwind of 0.4 m/s to win the event.

Race-wise the 28-year-old had a good start, led from the blocks and never relinquished the lead at the Crystal Palace event.

Gay was quoted, “I wasn’t expecting to go that fast in these conditions but I knew I was in good shape and was going to go fast. I wasn’t necessarily sending a message to Asafa and Usain – I was just running my own race.”

Close behind was Yohan Blake of Jamaica coming in second in a time of 9.89 seconds, while Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago was third in 10.05 seconds.

The 100m line-up was of course missing injured Jamaican rivals Usain Bolt (lower back injury) and Asafa Powell (groin problem).

When asked of his future plans, “I think there’s more to come. It’s great to be on top of the world, that’s important to me.”

The race

Men 100m – Wind : -0.4 m/s
1 Tyson Gay [USA] 9.78 4
2 Yohan Blake [JAM] 9.89 2
3 Richard Thompson [TRI] 10.05 1
4 J-Mee Samuels [USA] 10.10
5 Mike Rodgers [USA] 10.17
6 Trell Kimmons [USA] 10.27
7 Wallace Spearmon [USA] 10.29
8 Walter Dix [USA] 12.46

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