JUSTIN GATLIN RUMORS

Up for track honors, Gatlin shrugs off critics

Justin Gatlin is far more interested in winning races than popularity contests. Still, the American sprinter with a doping history doesn't quite understand the backlash over his nomination for track and field athlete of the year. Gatlin went undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, a year that didn't include a major meet and one in which Usain Bolt chose to give his nagging...
Via Associated Press
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Harting objects to Gatlin

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Olympic discus champion Robert Harting says he wants to be taken off the short list for the athlete of the year because it also contains Justin Gatlin, an American sprinter who has been convicted of doping. Gatlin and Harting were among the 10 athletes nominated by the IAAF for the annual award. Gatlin has served a four-year doping ban. Harting tells Spiegel...
Via Associated Press
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin ends season undefeated with win in Rieti

  American sprinter Justin Gatlin finished the season undefeated by winning the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds at the IAAF world challenge meeting Sunday. Gatlin won all 18 races he entered this year. ''My season ends now. I need to rest,'' Gatlin said. ''The crowd gave me a lot of energy.'' Two finals were held and former world record holder Asafa Powell won the first in 9.90. Powell...
Via Associated Press
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sprinter Gatlin still tripped up by checkered past

Justin Gatlin hasn't felt this lean or this quick or even this hungry - he's cut way back on cheeseburgers and chocolate - in quite some time. Using a shorter, more compact stride, the American sprinter is off to an 11-0 start in 100-meter races this season, although none have been against a certain person named Usain Bolt. Yet, no matter how many events Gatlin wins or how fast he...
Via Associated Press
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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