American 100-Meter Record Holder Tests Positive For Banned Substance

Tyson Gay has not said what banned substance he tested positive for, but said he “put [his] trust in someone and was let down.” He has pulled out of the world championships in Moscow next month.

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Sprinter Tyson Gay, who holds the American record in the 100-meter dash, has tested positive for banned substances, the Associated Press reports. Gay has not said what substance he tested positive for, but said the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency notified him on Friday that he had tested positive. Gay told the AP, “I don’t have a sabotage story… I basically put my trust in someone and was let down.”

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