Why Was Justin Gatlin "Kicked Out" Of Beijing?

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American sprinter Justin Gatlin claims he was told “you better leave” Beijing by organizers of the Beijing World Challenge track meet on Monday night, ahead of today’s event. The 100-meter man, who’d just dashed to a personal best at the advanced fast-twitch age of 33, and clocked the world’s ninth fastest straightway of 9.74 seconds, was to be the headline performer at the Beijing meet. Heading home to Florida, Gatlin said he was “upset” and felt “disrespected.”

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