Justin Gatlin: US sprinter to compete in 2021, Tokyo Olympics

Even ahead of this week’s announcement that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed until 2021, the sand in Justin Gatlin’s aggressive hourglass was managing out.

The 38-year-aged Gatlin, a 5-time Olympic medalist and the reigning environment winner in the 100 meters, had regarded retiring just after Tokyo. But now that the Games have been pushed back, Workforce USA’s most decorated male observe athlete has 2021 on his mind. Along with coronavirus and social distancing.

This conversation was edited for clarity and length.