Justin Gatlin flew out to a fast start and held off Tyson Gay to win the 100 meters in the U.S. Olympic trials.
Eight years after winning Olympic gold and two years after concluding a doping ban, Gatlin secured his return to the Games by running an eye-catching 9.80 seconds to win the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials on Sunday. It was the second fastest time of the year after Usain Bolt’s 9.76 seconds and a personal best for the 30-year-old Gatlin, whose previous quickest time was the 9.85 he ran to win gold in Athens.
It was relatively easy for Gatlin to beat Gay, but it wont be so easy running against Usain Bolt. Bolt is five years younger and has the most recent experience on the world level, both in the Beijing Olympics and the last few years at the World Championships. All that being said, all eyes will be on both of these runners as they take their places in London Olympic games this summer.