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Justin Gatlin wins 1st post-ban gold

Updated: March 10, 2012, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Justin Gatlin's fear of fading into obscurity disappeared in a sprint for gold at the world indoor championships.

Shortly after teammate Ashton Eaton set a heptathlon world record on an all-American day in Istanbul, Gatlin earned his first gold medal since serving a four-year doping suspension and Sanya Richards-Ross won the 400 meters by a wide margin.

Gatlin chased down Nesta Carter to win the 60 meters in 6.46 seconds -- 0.08 seconds better than his Jamaican rival.

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