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World Athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) with its shiny new brand and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and their newer Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU) should want to usher in the new era of global athletics management by doing something about Justin Gatlin.

But can they? Will the long arm of the law catch up to him again? Is he that good at micro-dosing?

At this point, there is no proof that he continues to cheat visa vie taking performance-enhancing drugs. But his display during the Diamond League’s Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University this weekend was enough to raise the hair on one’s neck.

How can a 37-year-old sprinter run 100-metres in the time of 9.87?

Gatlin was banned from competing between 2006 and 2010 by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for failing a drug test, twice. He tested positive for testosterone.

He is currently, the World Champion over 100-metres and should be seeking to defend his title at the 2019 Doha, Qatar World Athletics Championships that start on Sept. 27.

In 2001, Gatlin was banned from international competition for two years after testing positive for amphetamines. He appealed on the grounds that the positive test had been due to medication that he had been taking since his childhood. For this, he could earn a pass in anyone’s books. After all, it was a commonly – an all too commonly prescribed drug.

He apparently grew up with attention deficit disorder. He was reinstated.

In 2006, Gatlin told the media that he had been informed by the USADA that he had given a positive doping test in April the same year.

At the time he said, “I cannot account for these results, because I have never knowingly used any banned substance or authorized anyone to administer such a substance to me.”

Oh, come on.

His coach Trevor Graham has a long history of coaching cheats, apparently, up to eight or more athletes have tested positive for PEDs under his coaching.

In 2006, Gatlin was given an eight-year ban. He avoided a lifetime ban in exchange for his cooperation with the doping authorities, and because of the exceptional circumstances surrounding his first positive drug test.

He appealed and subsequently, an arbitration panel reduced it to four years in 2007.

But he continues to set the world on fire with his world-class performances.
At Pre on Sunday, he ran a season’s best performance and finished second to fellow American Christian Coleman with that 9.87, Coleman ran 9.81. The wind clock read -0.1. Third was Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain at 9.97.

Coleman’s performance was a world lead run and a season’s best for the 23-year-old.

The current world record remains at 9.58 from Jamaica’s Usain Bolt from 2009. Fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake owns the Diamond League record of 9.69 from 2012. The record at the Stanford track was a 9.99 by American Maurice Green.

 

Athlete Coach(es) Doping notes
1 9.58 Usain Bolt Glen Mills
2 9.69 Tyson Gay Jon Drummond Anabolic Steroids/Oxilofrine – June 2013
3 9.69 Yohan Blake Glen Mills Methylxanthine – 2009
4 9.72 Asafa Powell Stephen Francis Banned Stimulant – June 2013
5 9.74 Justin Gatlin Trevor Graham Amphetamines/Testosterone- 2001/2006 – banned twice
6 9.78 Nesta Carter Stephen Francis  methylhexanamine  2016
7 9.79 Ben Johnson Charlie Francis Stanazolol – 1988 – Banned for life.
8 9.79 Maurice Greene John Smith BALCO scandal, admitted buying
for friends. Not proven.
9 9.80 Steve Mullings Steve Dudley Furosemide – 2011 – Lifetime Ban
10 9.82 Richard Thompson John Smith
11 9.84 Donovan Bailey Dan Pfaff
12 9.84 Bruny Surin Daniel St-Hilaire
13 9.85 Leroy Burrell Dan Pfaff/Tom Tellez
14 9.85 Adekotunbo Olusoji Fasuba PJ Vazel
15 9.85 Mike Rodgers Darryl Woodson Methylhexaneamine – 2012 –
sanctioned nine months
16 9.86 Carl Lewis Dan Pfaff/Tom Tellez Admitted to testing positive for stimulants.
17 9.86 Frank Fredericks
18 9.86 Ato Bolden John Smith Ephedrine – 2001 – no suspension,
warning only.
19 9.86 Francis Obikwelu Manuel Pascua
20 9.86 Keston Bledman Lance Brauman
21 9.87 Linford Christie Ron Roddan Nandrolone – 1999 – Served
two-year suspension.
22 9.87 Obadale Thompson Orlando Green
23 9.88 Shawn Crawford Bobby Kersee Failed to inform on
whereabouts three times
24 9.88 Walter Dix John Smith
25 9.88 Ryan Bailey John Parks
26 9.88 Michael Frater Stephen Francis
27 9.89 Travis Padgett Loren Seagrave
28 9.89 Darvis Patton Monte Stratton
29 9.89 Ngonidzashe Makusha Ken Harnden
30 9.90 Nickel Ashmeade Lance Brauman
31 9.91 Leonard Scott John Smith Pseudophedrine – 2000
32 9.91 Derrick Atkins
33 9.91 Daniel Bailey Glen Mills
34 9.91 Churandy Martina Bob Kitchens
35 9.91 James Dasaolu Steve Fudge
36 9.92 Andre Cason John Smith
37 9.92 Jon Drummond Coach of Tyson Gay Advised his athletes to dope –
eight year suspension
38 9.92 Tim Montgomery Charlie Francis Heroin, HGH, Testonerone – Banned for life
39 9.92 Seun Ogunkoya Tony Osheku
40 9.92 Tim Harden Darryl Anderson
41 9.92 Christophe Lemaitre Pierre Carraz
42 9.93 Calvin Smith Mike Holloway
43 9.93 Michael Marsh Tom Tellez
44 9.93 Ivory Williams Al Hobson
45 9.93 Kemar Bailey-Cole Glen Mills
46 9.93 Kemarley Brown Glen Mills
47 9.93 Femi Ogunode Dennis Mitchell Clenbuterol – 2014 – two-year ban
48 9.93 Clayton Vaughn John Sauerhage
49 9.93 Davidson Ezinwa Ephedrine, hCG – suspended two years
50 9.94 Dwain Chambers Remi Korchemny THG, testosterone – 2003
51 9.94 Jim Hines
52 9.95 Olapade Adeniken
53 9.95 Vincent Henderson
54 9.95 Joshua J. Johnson Raymond Stewart
55 9.95 Deji Alui Abel Akhigbe
56 9.95 John Capel Mike Holloway Cannaboid – Two-year ban
57 9.95 Derrick Atkins Mark Humes
58 9.95 Rodney Martin Cedric Hill
59 9.95 Trell Kimmons Reggie Dillon
60 9.95 Mario Forsythe Glen Mills
61 9.95 Kemar Hyman Stephen Francis
62 9.95 Jimmy Vicaut
63 9.95 Mel Lattany
64 9.96 Raymond Stewart Glen Mills Purchased PEDs for his athletes
– 2010 – lifetime ban.
65 9.96 Kareem Streete-Thompson George Kitchens
66 9.96 Bernard Williams Mike Holloway Cannabis – 2004
67 9.96 Marc Burns
68 9.96 Wallace Spearmon Lance Brauman   Methylprednisolone – 3 months suspension
69 9.96 Harry Adams Ralph Spry
70 9.96 Dentarius Locke Bob Braman
71 9.96 Chijindu Ujah Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo
72 9.96 Kim Collins Glen Mills
73 9.97 Uchenna Emedolu Abel Akhigbe
74 9.97 Rakieem Salaam Matt Kane
75 9.97 Trayvon Bromell
76 9.97 Silvio Leonard
77 9.97 Daniel Effiong Tony Osheku Methyltestosterone and Ephedrine – 1995
78 9.98 Percival Spenser
79 9.98 Leonard May-Mills
80 9.98 Jason Gardener
81 9.98 Coby Miller Donald Quarry
82 9.98 Gabriel Mvumvure
83 9.98 Charles Silmon Darryl Anderson
84 9.98 Simon Magakwe Refused to submit to doping test
– 2014 – Two-year ban
85 9.99 Abdul Aziz Zakari Stanozolol – 2006 – two-year ban
86 9.99 Darrel Brown
87 9.99 Ronald Pognon
88 9.99 Mark Jelks Al Hobson Failed to inform of whereabouts
3 times – two-year ban
89 9.99 Lerone Clarke Glen Mills
90 9.99 Jatsume Saidy Ndure Olav Magne Tveitå Cannaboids – 2007 – Warning
91 9.99 Isiah Young Joe Walker
92 10.38 Aymard Berenger Bosse prednisolone
93 10.23 Brian Mariano Stanozolol

 

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