Coleman aims for men's 100 gold at track worlds

Coleman aims for men's 100 gold at track worlds
Orlann Ombissa-Dzangue, of France, and Elaine Thompson, of Jamaica, compete in a women's 100 meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The fastest athletes of all take center stage with the final of the men’s 100 meters at the world track championships Saturday.

Christian Coleman of the United States was the fastest qualifier from Friday’s heats as he raced for the first time since a technicality helped him escape a ban for missed drug tests. Reigning champion Justin Gatlin is his main rival after NCAA champion Divine Oduduru of Nigeria withdrew.

The women’s 100 gets underway Saturday with heats, and there are finals in the women’s 10,000, the men’s long jump and the women’s hammer. On the streets of Doha, men and women will contend with the sweltering heat in the 50-kilometer walk, the longest race of the championships.

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