Justin Gatlin, center, of the United States takes a selfie with fans after winning the men's 100 meter of the Golden Grand Prix track and field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Now this would be some fast talk.

Down the road, American sprinter Justin Gatlin wants to step off the track and into the broadcast booth.

Let his mouth do the talking instead of his feet. Not just provide track and field analysis, either, but maybe for NFL and NBA games as well.

Here's Gatlin's resume: Olympic gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Games in the 100 meters along with a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. In between, he spent some of the time serving a four-year ban after testing positive for excessive testosterone.

While he was away, Gatlin bulked up in an attempt to make an NFL roster. He worked out for the Houston Texans and the Arizona Cardinals, though he didn't sign with either team.

"I wouldn't mind jumping in the studio after this Olympics, be a guest star or something," said the 34-year-old Gatlin, who's hoping to dethrone Usain Bolt at the Rio de Janeiro Games. "Represent for the track guys."

 

 

He knows his sports.

Here's his breakdown of the Oklahoma City-Golden State series: "The Thunder are putting pressure on Draymond Green. Then there was the debacle with the kick (on Steven Adams). That put Green under the microscope. He couldn't be the force he wanted to be."

Gatlin's potential leap into broadcasting won't be anytime soon. His plan is to compete at least through the 2020 Tokyo Games so that his young son can watch him run.

"I got a couple more years in the tank," Gatlin said.

For now, his focus is on catching up to his rival Bolt. To do that, Gatlin is taking things slower this season and not running nearly as fast as he typically does this time of year. It's part of his process.

"Just fine tuning and taking my time," Gatlin said. "Someone like myself and Usain, we don't need to run fast to make a statement. It's about being there on the day you need to be there."

That day would be Aug. 14 _ the Olympic final in the 100 meters.