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Slow start to 2016 not a worry for Justin Gatlin

Los Angeles: Athens Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin has yet to break 9.90 in a 100m race this season after a silver at the 2015 Beijing World Championships.

American sprinter Justin Gatlin
American sprinter Justin Gatlin

Gatlin, 34, said that his slow start is part of a bigger plan. "I basically have to run two championships in one year, so I wanted to start slower this year so I can prepare myself for that," he said.

Tyson Gay, Marvin Bracy and Mike Rodgers have a chance of reaching Rio Games, which are scheduled from August 5 to 21.

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