Justin Gatlin is an American sprinter from Pensacola, Florida. Gatlin began at the University of Tennessee where he won the NCAA outdoor titles in the 100 and 200 meters. He then went on to have a highly accomplished professional career.
His accomplishments include the 2017 100m World Championship, the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal in the 100 meters, and the 2005 and 2017 World Championships in the same event, as well as the 2005 World Championship in the 200 meter. He is a five-time Olympic medalist. His personal best 100 meter time of 9.74 ranks fifth on the all time list, and he is the two-time 100 meter World Champion, as well as a two-time indoor world champion in the 60 meter dash in 2003, and then later in 2012.
In 2021 Gatlin miraculously attempted to become the oldest Olympic medal winner of all time when he qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo at the age of 39. In April of 2021, Justin won the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, breaking the 10 second mark in the 100 meter with a 9.98 time.