Justin Gatlin is not phased by Zika virus talks - Tucson News Now

Justin Gatlin is not phased by Zika virus talks

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

ROME (AP) - Justin Gatlin is already on his way to Rio de Janeiro and he's not concerned about the Zika virus.
           
After winning the 100 meters at the Golden Gala meet in Rome on Thursday, Gatlin's next event is a street race in Rio on Sunday.
           
Gatlin says, "I guess I get my first crack at it. I leave to go to Rio tonight."
           
The American sprinter should be back for the Rio Games in August as a top medal contender.
           
Gatlin adds, "We don't get a chance to do a Final Four. We don't get a chance to do a Super Bowl. This is our championships. And if at that point in time, if Zika is not going to kill me, I'm going to be down there trying to accomplish my Olympic dreams."
 
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