Justin Gatlin from the U.S. reacts after winning the men's 100 meters event during the Diamond League meeting in Doha, Qatar May 15, 2015. REUTERS/AK Bijuraj
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The American, who has served two doping bans but is currently the world's fastest man, said he had planned to headline the 100-meter event at Wednesday's meeting despite slight injury concerns but was told he was not wanted.Nehemiah said he had been told by organizers the sprinter would have to pay for all his team's travel and hotel costs, amounting to nearly $12,000, and would not receive his appearance fee.Gatlin, who had flown from Doha straight to Beijing Saturday, said he had initially told organizers that he had suffered cramping in a tight hamstring and dehydration following the flight and was not sure about his fitness to compete.After coming through a training session Monday, he felt confident he would be fit to compete at a meeting where he has starred before.
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