Tokyo: Former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin overcame strong headwinds to sprint to his second 100m victory in as many weeks at an IAAF World Challenge meeting in Tokyo yesterday.

He broke away from the pack halfway through to clock 10.02 seconds with fellow American Mike Rodgers second at 10.11 and Christophe Lemaitre of France third at 10.31 in the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, the third leg of the second-tier tour organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Gatlin had won his first 100m of the season eight days ago at the Jamaican Invitational.