Tyson Gay to make European seasonal debut in Manchester

American sprinter Tyson Gay will make his first European appearance of the year at the Great City Games in Manchester on Sunday 15 May.

The former 100m and 200m world champion will race over 150m at the street meeting on Deansgate.

Gay set a world best for 200m on a straight track with 19.41 seconds in Manchester last year.

“My primary goal is to get my first competition of the year in the books,” he said.

“I’m just looking forward to coming back to Manchester and I want to perform as well as I did last year.

“It was my first ever ‘straight’ 200m race and obviously when you’re used to running a turn, it was strange adjusting to not having one.

“So I was very pleased to adjust to something really new and get the world-best performance. Maybe if conditions are better I might be able to run faster than last year.” Read more>>

Source: BBC