It's that time of year again: Here is your first serving of track and field hotness for 2014.
Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin has run the fastest 100 meter time so far in 2014. Gatlin clocked 9.87 seconds at the Beijing World Challenge on May 21, reports NBC Sports.
[T]he 2004 Olympic 100m champion and reigning world silver medalist beat a field at the 2008 Olympic Stadium that included 2013 World Championships finalist Mike Rodgers and 2003 world champion Kim Collins. Rodgers and Collins were second and third in 10.03 and 10.11 into zero wind, respectively.
The seven-time Jamaican Olympic medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women’s 100m in 11.14 seconds.
Gatlin won gold and bronze for the 100m at Athens 2004 and London 2012 Olympic Games, respectively. He also has two silver medals for the 4x100m relay and silver in the 200m.
Gatlin's victory in Beijing came three days after he won a Diamond League 100m in Shanghai in 9.92 seconds. Several images from that event AFTER THE JUMP ...