Enjoyed jumping over sidewalk fire hydrants while growing up in New York, leading to his start in track-and-field as a hurdler.
Won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens in the 100m, as well as a silver in the 4x100m relay and a bronze in the 200m.
Took home 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.
Suffered frostbite on both feet leading up to 2011 World Championships after wearing wet socks into a cryogenic chamber.
Came in third, behind Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, in the 100m at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Won silver in both the 100m and 200m at the 2015 World Championships.
Won silver in the 100m, behind Bolt, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Terry Gatlin — Sister
Willie Gatlin — Father
Bobby Gatlin — Brother
Jeanette Gatlin — Mother
Nikki Gatlin — Sister
Attended University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States; attended St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States