World champion Gatlin to test out 150-metre race Feb 09, 2018 0 85 12345 reutersCAPE TOWNWorld 100-metre champion Justin Gatlin will race over a new distance next month at the inaugural Athletics South Africa (ASA) Athletix Grand Prix series meet in Pretoria.U.S. sprinter Gatlin, 35, will compete in the 150-metre sprint in what will also be his first competitive run of 2018."I have obviously done 150s in training' but have never raced over that distance before'" Gatlin said in a statement released by ASA on Thursday."It will be interesting to see how I do. It is also my first race of the season' which adds to the excitement for me."The sprinter sacked coach Dennis Mitchell in December after doping allegations were made against Mitchell, who like Gatlin was previously banned for doping. Gatlin is now back with former U.S. Olympic and national team coach Brooks Johnson, who trained the sprinter in 2010-11. In a statement in December to Britain's Daily Telegraph, which made the allegations against him, Mitchell said:"I never suggested in any way that any of my current athletes used any banned substances or that I was familiar with training any of my current athletes with those substances." Pages 1234 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES PSG and Man City's financial muscle good for football: Emery Feb 09, 2018 0 159 Ruling on controversial VAR in March: FIFA chief Feb 09, 2018 0 83 Federer to bid for number one spot in Rotterdam Feb 09, 2018 0 79 Tennis-Serena 'ready to go' says Fed Cup captain Rinaldi reuters toronto Serena Williams will be"ready to go" when she returns to action this week in the United States' Fed Cup first round tie against the Netherlands, captain Kathy Rinaldi said on Wednesday. Williams has .. Football: Spurs end Newport's Cup run at the second attempt London Tottenham Hotspur finally ended lowly Newport County's brave FA Cup run with a 2-0 win in a fourth-round replay at Wembley on Wednesday. Eight-time winners Spurs were just eight minutes away from a ..