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.
Source: AP News