Home Sports Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman won their 100m heat in 10.06, 10.01 respectively

Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman won their 100m heat in 10.06, 10.01 respectively

Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman win their 100m heat in 10.06, 10.01 respectively

Justin Gatlin won heat 5 of the men’s 100m in 10.06 on Day 1 of the London World Championships after another rumble of booing for the American.

Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, remains impassive as he was introduced ahead of the race- and is seriously booed by the crowd. He has recorded a season best of 9.93.

His teammate Christian Coleman, the NCAA champion who heads this year’s world lists with 9.82, easily won the opening men’s 100m first round heat, getting a terrific start from lane nine to secure a central lane for the next round, and winning clearly in 10.01 despite easing down significantly over the final 20 metres.