In a copyrighted AP story on Wednesday, Global Athletics & Marketing, the management of Tyson Gay and Veronica-Campbell-Brown, announced that both sprinters had pulled out of the adidas Track Classic to be held in Carson, CA on Saturday, May 16.
Veronica Campbell-Brown, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist at 200 meters, has been managing a toe injury that has caused her grief since last February. Tyson Gay, who raced on May 2 over 400 meters, where he ran his personal best of 45.54. Gay, who sustained a knee injury during training, is, according to his management team, ” just not ready to race 100 or 200 meters. ”
Tyson Gay will be running against former World Record Holder Asafa Powell at the Reebok NY Grand Prix on May 30.
The adidas Track Classic will be held at the Home Depot Training Center in Carson, California tomorrow, May 16, and featured LIVE on ESPN 2. The meet will feature tremendous fields in the men’s 100 meters, men’s 400 meters and 200 meters, men’s 400 meter intermediate hurdles, where two former Olympic gold medalists will duke it out, the women’s 200 meters and womens’ 5,000 meters as well as a stellar field in the men’s 1,500 meters. A great early season elite meet!
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