Friday, May 12, 2006

There’s fast and then there’s FAST!
Gatlin breaks Powell's 100m world record

OLYMPIC champion Justin Gatlin broke the 100m world record last night by clocking a time of 9.76 seconds in the Doha Super Grand Prix in Qatar.

Gatlin, 24, also the winner of last summer's World Championships gold medal, beat Asafa Powell's 11-month-old record by one hundredth of a second on the desert leg of the IAAF World Athletics tour.

The American sprinter knocked 0.09 seconds from his previous best time, which he set when winning the 2004 Olympic crown in Athens.

"I am the best of the best because I am the Olympic champion, the world champion and the world record holder now," said Gatlin...
Mr. Gatlin will more likely be remembered after his legs are ‘gone’ if he embraces some Confucian wisdom: “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”


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