Justin Gatlin edges Usain Bolt in 100
ROME -- Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt by one-hundredth of a second Thursday to win the 100 meters at the Golden Gala meet -- the Jamaican's first significant loss since his false-start disqualification at the 2011 world championships in South Korea.
Gatlin was timed in 9.94 seconds and was restrained in his celebration. The American has won all five of his 100-meter races this year and is shaping up as a serious threat to Bolt at the world championships in Moscow in August.
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