JUSTIN GATLIN DESTROYS THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE MONTH OF MAY 16 YEARS AGO
This month in track and field history, Justin Gatlin arrived in Eugene, Oregon -Hayward Field, May 2001 a freshman that swept the sprints against a deep field of experienced seniors!
Justin chose to be the NCAA champion in 2001 and he did what he set his mind out to do. We urge you to go in with a plan and stay persistent and run with urgency just as Justin did then, and still continue to accomplish 16 years later. Now, fast forward into 2017 with words from Justin;
“I ran like a champion. It is a great consolation to show how dominant I am. I am the Olympic champion and the world champion, but I want Justin Gatlin to be the champion of everything!” -Justin
We’re definitely standing with Justin and his proclamation of being ‘champion of everything’, he’s accomplished it before collegiately while holding fast to the same morals and principals. Justin, we know you will deliver in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. -(But, and you know there is always a ‘but’!) There are several strong American sprinters that are looking at their team captain, wanting to run him out of his current top position ( Mike Rodgers, Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker) just to name a few. Also along the borders of the US, the Canadian Andre De Grasse waits patiently and quietly wondering if he can deliver the 100m’s and 200m’s that can take Justin down, but from what we’ve seen Andre has had his fair share of problems trying to stop the sprinting powerhouse, Justin. This will be an interesting, but a quality filled race to the finish over the next 3 years.
Our question is -who can take down Justin Gatlin and survive to talk about it?