Tyson Gay Tests Positive for Banned Substance

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Tyson Gay has tested positive for a banned substance and will not compete in the World Championships next month.In a phone conversation from Amsterdam, Gay told reporters, “I don’t have a sabotage story. … I basically put my trust in someone and was let down.”The sample came from an out-of-competition on May 16th. Gay has not revealed the substance and his “B” sample has yet to be tested.

After coming back from groin and hamstring injuries, Gay looked to be a favorite at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia. He had run seasonal bests in the 100m (9.75) and 200m (19.74) at the U.S. Championships in late June.

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