Tyson Gay

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  • Birth Name: Tyson Gay
  • Birth Place: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Track and field athlete
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Fast Facts

  • In 2004, he became the first University of Arkansas runner to win an NCAA 100m title.
  • Was the 2007 World Champion in the 100m and 200m.
  • Was given a key to the city of Lexington in 2007.
  • Also in 2007, was named the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year and winner of the Jesse Owens Award.
  • Ran for the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but failed to medal in any of his events.
  • After having hip surgery in July of 2011, returned to the international scene, qualifying for the 2012 U.S. team as he placed second in the Olympic Trials; he finishing .06 seconds behind winner Justin Gatlin.
  • At the 2012 Olympics in London, came in fourth in the men's 100m and won a silver with the men's 4x100m relay team; a failed drug test the following year meant the second-place finish was stricken from the record.
  • Returned to running at the 2015 Prefontaine Classic, winning the 100m.
  • Ran in the final of the men's 4x100m relay at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but the team was disqualified for a baton exchange violation.

Relationships

  • Seth Lowe — Half Brother
  • Daisy Gay Lowe — Mother
  • Shoshana Boyd — Ex-significant Other
  • Trinity Gay — Daughter
  • Tiffany Gay — Sister
  • Greg Mitchell — Father
  • Haleigh Lowe — Half Sister

College

  • Attended Barton Community College, Grand Bend, Kansas, United States; attended University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Tyson Gay
  • Birth Place: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Track and field athlete

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