By El-Amisty Nobo ([email protected])

American sprint machine Justine Gatlin has said he has nothing to prove to anybody after clocking 9.75 seconds to win the men’s 100 meter race in the Diamond League (Rome), on Thursday.
wpid-Justin-Gatlin-Usain-Bolt-Jamaica-seen-winning-9eMa3H7Pjfwl.jpgThe 2004 Olympic champion’s time is one hundredth faster than Usain Bolt’s 9.76 seconds he breezed in 2012 in Italy.
“I have nothing to prove to anybody, really,” the American said.
“I just come out and just want to run. Good or bad, whatever is written about me, positive or negative, I wake up, get to the track and get ready to run,” he added.
In just over a week Justin Gatlin has run under 9.80 seconds on two occasions. He stormed his personal best of 9.74 seconds in Doha, Qatar last week before cruising his latest (9.75) in Italy, which put him as the favourite to dethrone Jamaica’s Usain Bolt as the two sprinters meet in the world athletics championships in Beijing in August.
“I think people are more flustered, should I say, that I’m running fast, not that I’m back. I was back four years ago, literally, in 2010,” the American noted.

By El-Amisty Nobo ([email protected])

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