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Gatlin's team beats Greene's at Kansas Relays

Updated: April 22, 2006, 8:03 PM ET
Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Justin Gatlin backed up his coach's boasts and then made a prediction of his own, saying he will hold the world record in the 100 meters by this time next year.

"If I don't do it this year, then next year at Kansas," the 2004 Olympic gold medalist and defending world champion said Saturday, shortly after anchoring the winning 400 relay team in the Kansas Relays.

Asafa Powell of Jamaica set the current record of 9.77 seconds last year. Gatlin's personal best is 9.84, ...

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