Paris (AFP)

Reigning world champion Justin Gatlin finished the 100m meeting in Zagreb (Croatia) on Tuesday, limping and holding his left thigh, three weeks away from the Doha Worlds (27 September - 6 October).

Then in the lead, Gatlin violently cut his effort to 80m and finished 4th (10.29) limping from the race won by his compatriot Michael Rodgers (10.04, -0.1 m / s wind), before leaving the track supported by another runner.

Aged 37, Gatlin stands out as a favorite injury for the distance to the World Championships with his compatriot Christian Coleman who, threatened with an anti-doping penalty for failures in his location, saw the charges dropped Monday by the Anti-Doping Agency American (Usada) and is allowed to run.

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