Justin Gatlin to race on track over water

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Justin Gatlin will line up for a unique race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday — on a specially made track situated above a lake.

The 2004 Olympic 100m champion Gatlin, 2008 Olympic 100m silver medalist Richard Thompson and two Brazilian sprinters are scheduled for this year’s Mano a Mano race.

In 2014, Usain Bolt¬†won the Mano a Mano on a track laid on Copacabana Beach, but the world’s fastest man will not be in this year’s field.

Olympic 100m silver medalist Carmelita Jeter is slated to highlight the women’s race Sunday.

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