Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/10/14

BEIJING - AUGUST 16: (L-R) Michael Frater of Jamaica and Asafa Powell of Jamaica watch as Usain Bolt of Jamaica does a lap of honour after winning the Men's 100m Final at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
American 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 on Friday. Powell got off to the faster start but Gatlin pulled even and managed to get his head in front as they crossed the line. ''This is fastest I ever opened up my career,'' said Gatlin, who dedicated the win to son Jace on his second birthday. American Allyson Felix won the 100 with a meet record of 10.92, edging her Jamaican rival and reigning world 200 champion Veronica Campbell-Brown by 0.02 seconds Gatlin tied Powell's world record in Doha six years ago, but the result was erased when he was caught doping a few weeks later. Gatlin tested positive for excessive levels of testosterone, which led to a four-year ban. Gatlin and Powell are gearing up for the London Games. Olympic champion Usain Bolt skipped the meet, along with Tyson Gay of the United States, who is recovering from injury. ''I just showed I have a lot ...
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