The following CNN sports news video is about the men’s 100 meter run at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The race was contested on Sunday, August 5, 2012. US sprinter Justin Gatlin took the bronze medal after finishing to favorites and fellow Jamaica runners Usain Bolt (gold) and Yohan Blake (silver).
In the video below, you can see an interview with Justin Gatlin. It is also worth noting that he peaked at the right time by setting his own personal record in the London Olympics 100 meter run. He finished in 9.79 seconds. Bolt had an Olympic record with 9.64 seconds, and Blake tied his personal best career time of 9.75 seconds.
Gatlin said the track was very fast, and he is glad to be part of history.
He was suspended for doping earlier in his career but came back in 2010. He now claims he works harder and doesn’t eat as many burgers and fries or pizza. At least let’s hope he is not doping yet again. Getting your personal best 100 meter time at the age of 30 is not exactly common.
Gatlin also says it is not really that intimidating to be lined up against Usain Bolt for the first 70 meters or so. But his 6 foot, 5 inch frame is more imposing in the last 30 meters or so of the race.