31 May '16, 6am
Justin Gatlin speaks on sprinting, and why he is starting 2016 off quietly, #preclassic
Justin Gatlin has started the 2016 season off quietly. His first race, in Shanghai, was a 10.03. Afterwards, Justin told the media about turning his ankle back in November and how long it has taken to get back to normal. In the interview, conducted at the Nike Pre Presser, I teased him a bit about being the old man sprinter. Gatlin admitted that he does not need as many 200 meters, because he has performed well there, and he wants to concentrate on the 100 meters. Concentrate he did. Justin Gatlin won the 100 meters going away, running 9.88 and winning over Asafa Powell in 9.94. One thing is for certian: Justin Gatlin has his eyes focused on Eugene and Rio.