By Orlando Raynor, TrackAlerts.Com writer
Darren Campbell, a former Great Britain sprinter, wants Justin Gatlin to beat Uain Bolt at the Beijing World Championships. The XV IAAF World Championships will be staged in Beijing, China from August 22-30.
According to Campbell, the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games 200m bronze medallist, Gatlin’s victory would force track and field to deal with the disappointments in the sport.
"The fairy tale is that Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin, but in a crazy kind of way I want to see Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt because the sport will have to deal with it.”
"The spotlight will be truly on the sport and the sport will have to make a decision,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.
Gatlin, who has served two drugs bans in his career, is the fastest man over 100m for the last two seasons.
He recorded a personal best of 9.74 this year.
"It's not a decision about throwing out Justin Gatlin, but about how do you [athletics] want to be perceived in the future?"
Bolt’s season best is 9.87, done two weeks ago in London.
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