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Justin Gatlin wants to make one thing very clear to all the haters: He DID NOT cheat to beat Usain Bolt … and he’s got some numbers that back up his case.
The online medium, TMZ, talked to Justin after his 100m win at the World Athletic Championships last weekend.
The American sprinter said he and Bolt’s race times proved it was a legitimate win.
Gatlin crossed the finish line first at 9.92 seconds — a time he and Usain have both crushed in the past.
Bolt has the world record at 9.58. Justin’s best is 9.74.
As for the claims that Gatlin was using the special sauce to beat his Jamaican rival, he said it was totally false.
Gatlin also got a message for fans that can’t look past his doping bans: “If you’re gonna read the headlines, you should read the small print too. There’s a lot to the story.”