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|Justin Gatlin, left, crossed the finish line first in record time Friday.|
Born: Feb. 10, 1982, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Starts off as hurdler at high school and goes on to win six NCAA sprint titles.
2003: Wins U.S. and world indoor 60 meters titles.
2004: Wins Athens Olympics 100 meters gold medal in 9.85 seconds, one-hundredth of a second ahead of Portugal's Francis Obikwelu; finishes third in the 200.
2005: Wins world 100 title in Helsinki, Finland, in 9.88 seconds by the biggest margin (0.17) in the history of the championships; leads U.S. clean sweep in the 200, winning in 20.04 to become only the second man after compatriot Maurice Greene to complete the double.
2006: Runs 9.76-second 100 meters in Doha, Qatar, to shave 0.01 off Jamaican Asafa Powell's world record, but later has to share record because of timing error.
2006: Admits to failed test for testosterone at race in Kansas City. Avoids lifetime ban from track and field by accepting eight-year ban and agreeing to cooperate with doping officials.