Hip on the mend, Gay looks ahead

Thursday, July 26, 2012    

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BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Tyson Gay took his time loosening up his surgically repaired hip at the end of the track, rotating his body this way and that as he listened to music through headphones.

He did lunges, toe touches, some twists at the waist and deep knee bends. Finally, he skipped along his lane before practice yesterday at Alexander Stadium.

Only after all of that did he even consider a light jog, let alone sprinting.

It takes quite a bit to prepare with his healing right hip. He's overly cautious, too, especially with the 100 metres in London just days away.

Gay went through a rather light workout, blazing 30 metres down the track before shutting it down.

Still, it was enough to show he's running into form and nearly ready to take on Usain Bolt and company.



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