Eugene: Tyson Gay raced home to victory as he topped the times in the 100 metres at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Friday.

Sprinter Tyson Gay at Hayward Field on Friday. Pic/AFP
Sprinter Tyson Gay at Hayward Field on Friday. Pic/AFP 

The American clocked a time of 9.87 seconds for his biggest victory since returning from a drugs ban last year and clinched a place in the World Championships at Historic Hayward Field.

Gay, who holds the American record of 9.69 seconds in the distance, came home ahead of second-placed Trayvon Bromell (9.96) with Mike Rodgers (9.97) third and was delighted with his victory after time out serving his suspension.

"It means everything," Gay told "Just being able to come back from a mistake, show the world that you can make up for the mistake."

Gay said later on USATF.TV: "I think this is the most meaningful USA championship I've ever won. I feel like this is the most, I wouldn't say love, or respect that I've ever gotten. I've had so many people saying we love you, you're a breath of fresh air."