Athletics - Gatlin shines to win 200m in Monaco

Justin Gatlin overcame some tough oppositon to win the men's 200m at the Monaco Diamond League.

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Athletics - Gatlin shines to win 200m in Monaco
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Justin Gatlin

The American clocked a time of 19.68 seconds. He is now the eighth-fastest 200m runner in history.

Fellow former world champion and fellow American, Tyson Gay, was fourth. He is just back from a one-year ban.

Gatlin served a four-year doping ban from 2006, but is also the fastest man in the world over 100m this year.

Else.where, Silas Kiplagat won the 1500m in a time of three minutes and 27.64 seconds after overtaking Asbel Kiprop who had been hopeful of smashing the world record of three minutes and 26 seconds.

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