Posted May 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
For Justin Gatlin, Doha will always be the place he made history - even if his record is no longer in the books. The American tied Asafa Powell's then-world record in the 100 meters by running 9.77 seconds in May, 2006. It was initially clocked at 9.76 before a timing error was discovered four days later. However, the revised time was erased after he tested positive for excessive levels of testosterone two months later. Now 30, Gatlin doesn't want to dwell on the four-year ban that followed, instead preferring to remember a ''magical night.'' The 2004 Olympic gold medalist will race against Powell and Nesta Carter at the season-opening Diamond League meet on Friday. ''It's a very special place for me,'' Gatlin said Wednesday. ''The night that I broke the world record was a magical night. ''Running the first round and basically equaling my PR, and coming back and knowing the second round could be faster with a better ef...

Gatlin wins 100 at Diamond League meet in Doha

Justin Gatlin nipped Jamaica's Asafa Powell at the line to win the 100 meters in a time of 9.87 seconds at the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha on Friday. Powell got off to the faster start but Gatlin pulled even and then managed to get his head in front as they crossed the line. Gatlin tied Powell's world record in Doha six years ago only to have the result erased...

Diamond League has Olympic feel in Doha

With the London Olympics less than three months away, the season-opening Diamond League meet on Friday offers a chance for many of the world's elite athletes to chart their progress and renew old rivalries. Some of the most intriguing matchups are in the 100 meters, with Jamaica's Asafa Powell facing his countryman Nesta Carter and American Justin Gatlin. Olympic champion...
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