Justin Gatlin: World 100m champion pulls up injured after prep race for Doha defence

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Justin Gatlin ended a race limping and holding his thigh just three weeks before the scheduled defence of his world title in Doha.
The 37-year-old American left the track encouraged with a fellow athlete after finishing fourth in 10.29 seconds in the Croatian capital Zagreb.
Compatriot Michael Rodgers won the race at the IAAF World Challenge meeting at a wind-assisted 10.04.
Gatlin (9.87) has the fourth fastest time in the world this year.
Fellow American Christian Coleman has been quickest in 2019 with 9.81 minutes and is free to operate in Doha after possible charges for missing three drugs evaluations were dropped.
Coleman was second in the 2017 World Championships supporting Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic winner who served that a doping ban between 2006 and 2010.
In Croatia, Gatlin – who’s expecting to compete next year – suddenly winced in pain in around the 80m mark.
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