Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lemaitre beats Gatlin over 100m

American Justin Gatlin was surprisingly beaten into second place by France’s young speedster Christophe Lemaitre at the World Challenge Meet in Morocco Sunday. Gatlin, who Thursday at the Rome Diamond League handed world record-holder Usain Bolt his third defeat in the100m, saw his unbeaten streak this year end when the Frenchman won in 9.98 seconds. Gatlin finished in 10.02 seconds while former World champion Kim Collins was third (10.10). Gatlin, the pre-race favourite, has the second fastest time of 9.91 seconds this year behind countryman Tyson Gay, 9.86 seconds.