August 7, 2007 |
The top assistant to track coach Trevor Graham gave Justin Gatlin an injection, which he believed to be vitamin B12, 2 weeks before the world record-sharing sprinter tested positive for steroids, the Associated Press reported yesterday. After Randall Evans gave Gatlin the shot, the sprinter was given what he was told were anti-inflammatory pills as a follow-up, a person with knowledge of the case told the Associated Press. Gatlin said Evans and Graham came to his house and told him the injection could help his troubled hamstring, said the person, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the case.
April 27, 2014 |
It's OK to call Justin Gatlin the old man of U.S. track and field. Just don't expect the 32-year-old to act his age. "Don't put me out to pasture yet," said Gatlin, who will run in the 4x100-meter relay in the 15th edition of the USA vs. the World series Saturday at the Penn Relays. "I'm 32, but I feel like I'm 26. I've still got a lot of spring in my step. " A five-time Olympic medalist, Gatlin set a personal-best time of 9.79 seconds in the 100 in finishing third behind Jamaica's Usain Bolt (9.63)
August 26, 2015 |
MOVE OVER Tim Tebow, you've got company. Yesterday, Rob Gronkowski, the wild and crazy tight end for the Patriots, appeared on Boston's WEEI sports-talk radio, ostensibly to talk about quarterback Tom Brady and Deflategate. But Gronk being Gronk, it didn't take long for the conversation to take a curious turn. "Wilt Chamberlain wrote that he had sex with 20,000 women," said the host. "Now the reason you're a hero here in New England is not only because you catch touchdowns, but everytime we turn around you're with some hot-looking babe . . . So how many women has Rob Gronkowski slept with?
April 30, 2006 |
Asafa Powell achieved his goal in yesterday's Olympic Development 100-meter dash at the Penn Relays. The world-record holder in the event wanted to get off to a good start, smoothly accelerate in the middle of the race, shut it down with about 35 meters to go, and cruise to the finish line. While he did that, the Franklin Field crowd of 49,771 wore the same incredulous expressions on their face and uttered a collective "Wow!" With a time of 10.10 seconds, Powell came within 0.01 of matching the meet record held by the legendary Carl Lewis.
April 29, 2006 |
The Penn Relays already had an unmistakable Jamaican flavor, with vendors selling trays of jerk chicken, and green, black and yellow flags, T-shirts and hats on seemingly every street corner surrounding Franklin Field. With yesterday's surprise announcement that native son Asafa Powell, the world's fastest human, will run in today's finale of the 112th track and field carnival, the University City neighborhood just might turn into Kingston North. Powell, who set the world record of 9.77 seconds in the 100 meters last summer in Athens, Greece, will compete in the Olympic Development men's 100 at 3:45 p.m. In his only prior appearance at the Penn Relays, Powell anchored Jamaica's University of Technology to victory in the College Championship of America 4x200-meter relay in 2003.
August 4, 2010
Former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin won a 100-meter race in 10.24 seconds Tuesday in Rakvere, Estonia, in his first competition after a four-year doping ban. The 28-year-old American finished 0.07 seconds ahead of countryman J-Mee Samuels . Rubin Williams , also of the United States, was third in 10.54 at the small Bigbank Kuldliiga meet. Gatlin won the 100 at the 2004 Athens Olympics in 9.85. He won the 100 and 200 at the 2005 world championships in Helsinki, but was banned from the sport after testing positive in April 2006 for excessive testosterone.
September 6, 2002 |
Justin Gatlin, who won six NCAA sprint titles as a freshman and sophomore at Tennessee, ended his collegiate career by signing a professional contract. In a rare move by a collegiate track athlete, Gatlin, of Pensacola, Fla., signed a sponsorship contract with Nike over the weekend, which voided his 2 years of remaining eligibility at Tennessee. The school announced Gatlin's decision yesterday. Gatlin, who was recruited as a hurdler out of high school, helped the Volunteers win the 2001 NCAA outdoor championship with victories in the 100 meters and 200 meters and led the team to the 2002 NCAA indoor title.
June 7, 2013 |
JUSTIN GATLIN beat Usain Bolt by one-hundredth of a second yesterday to win the 100 meters at the Golden Gala meet in Rome - the Jamaican's first significant loss since his false-start disqualification at the 2011 world championships in South Korea. Gatlin was timed in 9.94 seconds and was restrained in his celebration. The American has won all five of his 100-meter races this year and is shaping up as a serious threat to Bolt at the world championships in Moscow in August. Bolt briefly covered his face with his hands after the race, then saluted the crowd.
August 25, 2011 |
Blistered and scarred, American sprinter Justin Gatlin arrived in South Korea for the world championships with frostbite on both feet. The 2004 Olympic champion, who last year made his return to competition after serving a 4-year doping ban, said yesterday he got frostbite about 2 weeks ago after going into a cryogenic chamber with wet socks. He didn't lose any toes and will still run in Daegu, but his wounds are not completely healed. "You wake up at 9 o'clock in the morning in Orlando and it's already 90 degrees," said Gatlin, 29, who lives and trains in Florida.
August 7, 2012 |
LONDON - Disappointment, tears, and that oh-so-unsatisfying color - bronze - are all in the past for Sanya Richards-Ross. On this trip to the Olympics, she closed the deal. Four years after a late fade left her crying and wearing the Olympic bronze medal, Richards-Ross won the 400-meter gold she always thought she could. "What I have learned is you don't win the race until you win the race," Richards-Ross said. "I knew I had to cross the finish line first to call myself the Olympic champion.