The world champion Gatlin is fine after the hamstring scare

100 meter world champion. Justin Gatlin I should retrain within a week after the tests were negative for a possible thigh injury his manager said Wednesday.

The American sprinter significantly decreased about 65 meters in a leading race and began grabbing his left hamstring before finishing fourth in Zagreb on Tuesday.

He said he began to feel something that caught him, so he immediately tried to protect himself against any possible injury that occurred. Renaldo Nehemiah He said in an email.

Tests on Gatlin's hamstrings showed that he still had 100% strength in his leg and that there were no adhesions or anything, Nehemiah added.

It was the second time in a week that the 37-year-old had slowed in a race while leading.

Gatlin finished fourth in the Zurich Diamond League final on August 29 after Nehemiah said he lost the cadence after tripping over the blocks.

Three days later, the 2004 Olympic champion showed form, winning a 100-meter race in Switzerland in 9.97 seconds.

Zagreb's race, on a relatively cool afternoon, was Gatlin's last before defending his world title in Doha later this month.

He is expected to resume training in Florida several days after returning home, Nehemiah said.