Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist Justin Gatlin has set many records in his running career, but in an informal chat with an audience at the Department of Transportation Thursday in Bartow, the easy-going guest of honor showed no signs of being full of himself.
Gatlin, who has the nickname Gatlin Gun for the way he shoots out of the starting block, was the featured speaker for the DOT’s 10th annual Black History Recognition program. The audience was treated to news clips of the 2004 Summer Olympics where Gatlin, quickly pulled ahead of the pack, won a gold medal in the 100-meter race, a bronze medal in the 200-meter race and a silver as a member of the four man 100-meter relay squad.
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