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
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.