Bolt leads Jamaica into final, United States run year's fastest time

Bolt leads Jamaica into final, United States run year's fastest time

Bolt leads Jamaica into final, United States run year's fastest time

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His long-time American rival Gatlin, who has twice served bans for doping, won the gold while Coleman took the silver as the London Olympic stadium and the global television audience were stunned at the turn of events.

Bolt, the 30-year-old eight-time Olympic champion, will retire from track and field after the World Championships. The contrast was also striking between the walkabout that had the right Bolt, and the output nearly on the sly and under the whistles of Gatlin, which has put an end to an unbeaten 9 years of Jamaican big competition.

"No regrets", Bolt insisted, long after a result that stunned a pumped-up crowd into near silence. However, 400m champions usually fall into obscurity outside the world of track and field. "It doesn't change anything in my career".

Both Bolt and Gatlin were gracious at the end of the race.

Instead it has all been about the pantomime villain ahead of the pair, 35-year-old Justin Gatlin, a man with a drug-stained past. Later, he bowed down to the man he finally defeated.

We know without a doubt his talent is unmatched, but there is something else that makes him special.

The King is fallen, but this regicide did not alter the eternal smile of the one who will remain, what it is, the greatest sprinter of all time. It would mean the world to me but at the same time I don't take it for granted. "They wanted me to go for one more season".

"I'm excited to just live normally and get up and know that I have no training for once and can do what I want". At the 2007 Jamaican Championships, Bolt ran a 19.75 to set a new national record.

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"Let's have a look at the medal table", chortled Gabby Logan, as after one race Team GB/Somalia ruled supreme, but there hasn't been much to raise a titter since. The Ethiopian himself said that Farah needs to get the world record to achieve immortality. "I'm not in shape to run 200 meters right now". "It would have been nice to see him win but it didn't happen and no-one is going to give it to you, no matter who you are, even Usain Bolt".

His first heat, on Friday night, was ugly. It's undoubtedly the hardest, most-grueling race to master on the track.

Asked how he felt about the crowd's reaction in London, Gatlin told CNN, "It leaves me scratching my head". It's all I've known in the sport. Nothing new there, though his less-than-ideal racing shape, to say nothing of the fitness of the guys he was chasing, turned the usual comeback into something nobody's seen before on this big a stage.

Bolt's speed and charisma made him a household name.

While that chase was unfolding, Gatlin, out in Lane 8, was coming from behind.

The first instance was in 2011 when he faltered with a false start in the 100 metres finals at the World Championship in Daegu, South Korea.

Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter in modern times, said he plans on retiring after running his final races this week at the world championships in London. It was Gatlin in 2004. "I'll call it lessons, lessons, lessons".

Last Sunday morning at my church I met with a few friends and we spoke about that race.

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