OlympicTalk: If you raced Justin Gatlin this season, do you think you would have been able to beat him?
Bolt: [Takes a second to think] Well, if I had gotten a little bit more races under my belt, yeah. But perfect conditions, if he’s running 9.8, I don’t think so. I don’t think I would beat him.
I guess he's just being honest about gatlin. Gatlin with little fanfare is having a truly unreal year in the sprints. I didn't realize it until I just looked it up by he's undefeated on the year - 16 for 16 including heats at 100 and 200.