RIO DE JANEIRO — As a child, U.S. Olympian Christian Coleman dreamed of sharing a track with U.S. track stars Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay. On Thursday, he got his chance — running the 4×100 meter relay preliminary heat with Gay.
“It is an experience of a lifetime,” Coleman said. “It is the highest stage you can get as a track athlete and to be here at such a young age, I am extremely blessed.”
Coleman ran the second leg of the heat. He kept the team on pace for a season-best mark of 37.65 seconds. The U.S. qualified in first place for the finals.
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