Justin Gatlin

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Justin Gatlin
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/10/1982, Aquarius
  • Profession: Track sprinter
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Justin Gatlin Fast Facts:
  • Enjoyed jumping over sidewalk fire hydrants while growing up in New York, leading to his start in track-and-field as a hurdler.
  • Sprinted to the 2004 Olympic gold medal in the 100m, as well as a 100m-200m double gold at the 2005 World Championships. 
  • Banned from competition for four years in 2006 following a positive drug test after a meet in Kansas. Gatlin's then-world-record-tying 9.77 100m, run in Qatar a month after the positive test, was nullified.
  • Aspired to play in the NFL during his ban, working out for the Texans, Buccaneers and Titans. No team signed him.
  • Appeared on Spike TV's Pros vs. Joes, racing "average Joes." 
  • Suffered frostbite on both feet leading up to 2011 World Championships after wearing wet socks into a cryogenic chamber.
  • Blazed his way to the 60m gold at the 2012 World Indoor Championships, signaling his readiness for the Olympic year.
  • Justin Gatlin Relationships:
  • Bobby Gatlin - Brother
  • Jeanette Gatlin - Mother
  • Nikki Gatlin - Sister
  • Terry Gatlin - Sister
  • Willie Gatlin - Father
  • College:
  • Attended University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; and St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, NC

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