Gay, Richards both win 2nd Jesse Owens Award

Updated: 20 November 2009 17:55 IST

Sprinters Tyson Gay and Sanya Richards earned their second Jesse Owens Awards on Thursday as USA Track & Field's athletes of the year.

Indianapolis:

Sprinters Tyson Gay and Sanya Richards earned their second Jesse Owens Awards on Thursday as USA Track & Field's athletes of the year.

Gay previously received the honor in 2007, and Richards in 2006.

USATF CEO Doug Logan said Gay and Richards "rank among this country's all-time great track athletes."

Gay tied or lowered his American record in the 100 meters three times in three months this year, with a best of 9.69 seconds. That tied him with world record-holder Usain Bolt for the second-fastest time in history.

Gay also ran the 200 in 19.58 this year, the fifth-fastest time ever.

Richards won the 400 and ran the anchor leg to help the U.S. capture the 4x400 relay at this year's world championships.

Topics : Athletics Olympics 2012
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