TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Olympians Arrive

justin gatlin

Olympians arrived in Des Moines for the USA track and field championships Wednesday.

Sanya Richards-Ross, Aries Merritt and Justin Gatlin took questions from the media Wednesday morning.

It’s Justin Gatlin’s first time in Des Moines. He won silver and bronze medals at the London Olympics last summer.

The sprinter says the metro is making a good first impression, “This is the first time I’ve been here. I love how the stadium seating rises up over the track,” the 31-year old said. “I’m pleased with the weather and I’ve heard the fans are very good here so I’m ready to see the fans too.”

You can expect to see an exciting race from Gatlin. He’s in Des Moines after beating Usain Bolt in the 100-meters earlier this month.

Bolt is considered the fastest man alive.

The championships run from Thursday to Sunday.

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