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Originally published Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 9:38 AM

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Nesta Carter ties for fastest 100 of year

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has run 9.78 seconds in the 100 meters at the Rieti Grand Prix, tying American Tyson Gay for the fastest time this year.

The Associated Press

RIETI, Italy —

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has run 9.78 seconds in the 100 meters at the Rieti Grand Prix, tying American Tyson Gay for the fastest time this year.

Helped by a tail wind of 0.9, Carter used a strong finishing kick to lead an extremely fast field Sunday, with seven of the eight entrants clocking 10 seconds or under.

Ryan Bailey of the United States was the runner-up in a personal best 9.88, Mario Forsythe of Jamaica finished third in a personal best 9.95, and Christophe Lemaitre of France crossed fourth in a national record 9.97.

Gay ran 9.78 into a headwind on a wet track in London earlier this month.

Usain Bolt, who holds the world record of 9.58, and Asafa Powell, who set a then-world record of 9.74 in Rieti three years ago, are both out injured.

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