Justin Gatlin is thrilled to see new stars escape Usain Bolt’s shadow

Athletics may not need a marquee personality with the speed and charisma to take Usain Bolt’s place as new faces at the top of the sprint podium can be equally exciting to fans, he said Thursday. former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin.

Bolt kept the sport afloat in an era marked by doping scandals by winning double the sprint in three consecutive Olympics and multiple world titles before retiring in 2017.

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