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Gatlin hopes to shake off cheat tag
30 Aug 2015 11:11
Justin Gatlin hopes the public will see him as a "human being" rather than a drugs cheat after the World Championships.
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Athletics is currently experiencing one of the most difficult times in the sport's history, with the spate of doping allegations dominating the build-up to the event in Beijing.
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Gatlin has been cast as the number one villain having previously failed two drugs tests, leading to a certain sense of relief when Usain Bolt pipped him to gold in the 100 and 200 metres.
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The American's agent, Renaldo Nehemiah, said his client was unfairly carrying the burden of all drug cheats and the sprinter himself hopes these championships have changed the public's perception.
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