Justin Gatlin is congratulated by training partner Shawn Crawford after winning Olympic 100m title (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Gatlin and Crawford on parade

Olympic sprint champions Justin Gatlin (100m) and Shawn Crawford (200m) will join other Olympians on the U.S. Postal Service float at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, today (Thu 25 Nov).

The training partners will join U.S. gymnast Carly Patterson, volleyball player Misty May and basketball stars Sue Bird and Swin Cash on the USPS "Spirit of America" float.

The 87th annual parade will be televised from 9 until noon in all U.S. time zones on NBC.