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August 5, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Justin Gatlin of the U.S. recorded the fastest time in the semifinals of the men's 100-meter dash Sunday, enhancing the anticipation for the final that will be run in a few hours at the Olympic Stadium. Gatlin was timed in 9.82 seconds in a powerful and seemingly effortless first-heat performance that brought him home ahead of Churandy Martina of the Netherlands (9.91). In the second heat, Usain Bolt of Jamaica eased up and looked around but still cruised to the line in 9.87 seconds, ahead of American Ryan Bailey (9.96)
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August 12, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Usain Bolt actually needed encouragement from the crowd to strike his famous "lightning bolt" pose after reclaiming the 100-meter world title on Sunday. Maybe that's because the usually ebullient Jamaican runner has found a new gimmick. An incredible photo has surfaced, showing a bolt of lightning striking overhead at the IAAF world championships in Moscow just after Bolt crossed the finish line in 9.77 seconds, well ahead of American runner-up Justin Gatlin (9.85). The race took place in a heavy downpour, which led to a slow start by Bolt, the two-time reigning Olympic champion and world record holder in the event.
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August 22, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Organizers of the Lausanne Diamond League meeting say U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin will miss the rest of the season due to an illness. Earlier this week, Gatlin went to an Austrian hospital because of a fever and stomach pains. Gatlin, the 100-meter bronze medalist at the London Olympics and a member of the U.S.' silver-winning 400-meter relay team, was slated to run in the Athletissima meet in Switzerland on Thursday. In a statement, Athletissima organizers said “his situation has not improved.
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June 6, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Justin Gatlin beat six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt in a 100-meter race on Thursday at the Rome Golden Gala Diamond League meet. Gatlin finished in 9.94 seconds, 0.01 second ahead of Bolt. Bolt, a Jamaican, suffered a minor hamstring injury earlier in the season but was the fastest runner out of the blocks on Thursday. ”I think [that] threw me off a little bit,” Bolt joked to the BBC. Gatlin, an American, won an Olympic medal in 2004 but served a four-year suspension and had a world record stripped after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2006.
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June 26, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Here's a novel way to break a tie to determine which woman should be the third representative of the U.S. in the 100-meter dash at the Summer Olympics in London: Mud wrestle. At least that's what Justin Gatlin says. At the U.S. Olympic trials over the weekend, Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a tie for third in the women's 100 meters. Unfortunately, only the top three make it to the Olympics, meaning one of the two won't be competing in London. But which one? While Felix and Tarmoh get together with their advisors to determine whether they should compete in a runoff or flip a coin, Gatlin, who won the men's 100 meters and will be going to London, appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter and floated his idea.
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August 5, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Usain Bolt of Jamaica is the world's fastest man. Again. With a huge crowd in the Olympic Stadium roaring and a worldwide audience watching, Bolt blazed through 100 meters in 9.63 seconds, setting an Olympic record as he won his second straight gold medal in the showcase event of the Games.  PHOTOS: London Olympics | Day 9 Putting to rest all the rumors that he was injured after he lost twice to teammate Yohan Blake...
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May 29, 2006
"It's not about me being scared or running and ducking anybody. You have to be a businessman." Justin Gatlin, about not having any 100-meter races scheduled against co-world-record holder Asafa Powell
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September 2, 2006
With the recent doping scandals involving Tim Montgomery, Justin Gatlin, Marion Jones, et al, it reminds me of the famous quote by the late Jones Ramsey, former sports information director at Texas: "The only thing I hate worse than track is field." RON YUKELSON San Luis Obispo
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August 12, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Usain Bolt actually needed encouragement from the crowd to strike his famous "lightning bolt" pose after reclaiming the 100-meter world title on Sunday. Maybe that's because the usually ebullient Jamaican runner has found a new gimmick. An incredible photo has surfaced, showing a bolt of lightning striking overhead at the IAAF world championships in Moscow just after Bolt crossed the finish line in 9.77 seconds, well ahead of American runner-up Justin Gatlin (9.85). The race took place in a heavy downpour, which led to a slow start by Bolt, the two-time reigning Olympic champion and world record holder in the event.
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June 22, 2012 | By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
EUGENE, Ore. - Former UCLA standout Jessica Cosby of Mission Hills earned a return trip to the Olympics by finishing third in the women's hammer throw Thursday in Beaverton, Ore. Amber Campbell of Indianapolis won the first final of the U.S. Olympic trials with a best toss of 71.80 meters (235 feet 6 inches). Amanda Bingson of Las Vegas was second, also at 235-6. Cosby's top throw of 70.77 meters (232-2) was short of the Olympic standard, but she had previously reached that distance.
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August 22, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Organizers of the Lausanne Diamond League meeting say U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin will miss the rest of the season due to an illness. Earlier this week, Gatlin went to an Austrian hospital because of a fever and stomach pains. Gatlin, the 100-meter bronze medalist at the London Olympics and a member of the U.S.' silver-winning 400-meter relay team, was slated to run in the Athletissima meet in Switzerland on Thursday. In a statement, Athletissima organizers said “his situation has not improved.
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August 5, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Usain Bolt of Jamaica is the world's fastest man. Again. With a huge crowd in the Olympic Stadium roaring and a worldwide audience watching, Bolt blazed through 100 meters in 9.63 seconds, setting an Olympic record as he won his second straight gold medal in the showcase event of the Games.  PHOTOS: London Olympics | Day 9 Putting to rest all the rumors that he was injured after he lost twice to teammate Yohan Blake...
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August 5, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - Justin Gatlin of the U.S. recorded the fastest time in the semifinals of the men's 100-meter dash Sunday, enhancing the anticipation for the final that will be run in a few hours at the Olympic Stadium. Gatlin was timed in 9.82 seconds in a powerful and seemingly effortless first-heat performance that brought him home ahead of Churandy Martina of the Netherlands (9.91). In the second heat, Usain Bolt of Jamaica eased up and looked around but still cruised to the line in 9.87 seconds, ahead of American Ryan Bailey (9.96)
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June 26, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Here's a novel way to break a tie to determine which woman should be the third representative of the U.S. in the 100-meter dash at the Summer Olympics in London: Mud wrestle. At least that's what Justin Gatlin says. At the U.S. Olympic trials over the weekend, Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a tie for third in the women's 100 meters. Unfortunately, only the top three make it to the Olympics, meaning one of the two won't be competing in London. But which one? While Felix and Tarmoh get together with their advisors to determine whether they should compete in a runoff or flip a coin, Gatlin, who won the men's 100 meters and will be going to London, appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter and floated his idea.
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June 22, 2012 | By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
EUGENE, Ore. - Former UCLA standout Jessica Cosby of Mission Hills earned a return trip to the Olympics by finishing third in the women's hammer throw Thursday in Beaverton, Ore. Amber Campbell of Indianapolis won the first final of the U.S. Olympic trials with a best toss of 71.80 meters (235 feet 6 inches). Amanda Bingson of Las Vegas was second, also at 235-6. Cosby's top throw of 70.77 meters (232-2) was short of the Olympic standard, but she had previously reached that distance.
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June 23, 2011 | By Philip Hersh
At 29, Justin Gatlin is a seasoned sprinter who felt like a rookie while winning his first-round heat of the 100 meters Thursday at the U.S. Championships. Gatlin had won the Olympic 100 in 2004, the world championship 100 and 200 in 2005 and what looked like his second consecutive U.S. 100 title in 2006, when he was a superstar in the sport. He had not run in a national championship since then. "I don't feel old," Gatlin said. "I just feel a little rusty. I have a veteran mentality, but I'm actually maybe a rookie.
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June 27, 2008 | From the Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. -- Justin Gatlin, the defending Olympic 100-meter champion, lost his appeal Thursday to run in the U.S. Olympic track trials and said he would not take the case to the Supreme Court, meaning there are no more back doors or last-second maneuvers that could land him in China in six weeks. But he will continue to seek monetary and other damages from the U.S. Olympic Committee, the U.S.
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July 30, 2006 | Helene Elliott
When sprinter Justin Gatlin finished third in the 200 meters to complete a U.S. medal sweep at the Athens Olympics, he didn't preen, as others had before him. He drew his compatriots to his side and prayed. When the credibility of track and field was shredded by positive drug tests belonging to C.J. Hunter, Jerome Young and Calvin and Alvin Harrison, when documentary evidence led the U.S.
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June 27, 2008 | From the Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. -- Justin Gatlin, the defending Olympic 100-meter champion, lost his appeal Thursday to run in the U.S. Olympic track trials and said he would not take the case to the Supreme Court, meaning there are no more back doors or last-second maneuvers that could land him in China in six weeks. But he will continue to seek monetary and other damages from the U.S. Olympic Committee, the U.S.
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January 3, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Olympic champion sprinter Justin Gatlin will challenge his four-year doping suspension and may take the case to federal court. "We may have to file multiple actions at the same time," Gatlin's attorney, John Collins, told the Associated Press on Wednesday. A three-member arbitration panel voted, 2-1, to suspend Gatlin, who faced a possible eight-year ban for his second doping offense, in a ruling released Tuesday. Under the panel's ruling, Gatlin would be eligible to run May 25, 2010.
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