The Justin Gatlin who tore down the track last season was more concerned with fitting in than standing out.
Once among the fastest men on the planet, Gatlin kept a rather low and modest profile as he eased his way back into the world of sprinting after a four-year doping ban.
Don't make waves. Be polite. Flash the fans a gracious -- and contrite -- grin as he worked his way back up to speed.
Now, that easygoing demeanor has taken a back seat to his competitive nature.
With the 2012 London Games right around the corner, it's show time.
And Gatlin's quite eager to stand out once again -- just like he did at the 2004 Athens Olympics, when he surged by the 100-meter field to capture gold.