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Justin Gatlin (born Justin Gatlin in Brooklyn, New York on February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter. He won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics for his stellar score in the 100-meter dash. The runner perfected his skills at the University of Tennessee, where he won six consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association titles. Justin tested positive for a banned substance in 2006, causing him to receive a four-year ban from track and field, which erased his world record at the time. During his break, he tried out for various NFL teams and also become a regular on the Spike TV show, Pro’s vs Joe’s. Justin came back for the US Olympic trials in 2012, running a time of 9.80 seconds for the 100 meter event, which was the fastest-ever time for a man over the age of 30. Justin won the 100 meter race at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials, making him the oldest sprinter ever to make the team. In Aug. 2017, he defeated Usain Bolt at the World Track & Field championships in what would be Usain’s last running of the 100m.
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Justin is best known for being the oldest sprinter to ever make the American Olympic team.
Justin has a son named Jace Gatlin.