Usain Bolt Did Not Finish Final Race of His Career

Usain Bolt Did Not Finish Final Race of His Career

Usain Bolt Did Not Finish Final Race of His Career

Usain Bolt's illustrious athletics career finished on a painful and shocking note at the IAAF World Championships, the iconic sprinter pulling up with an injury as Great Britain claimed a shock gold in the men's 4x100m relay.

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake managed to beat Christian Coleman to the line in a dramatic finish that saw Usain Bolt fail to finish after sustaining cramp in his hamstring.

Mitchell-Blake went onto see off Coleman as Great Britain secured gold with a time of 37.47 seconds - a British record with Japan securing third place.

They won in 37.47 seconds, with the USA taking silver at 0.05sec and Japan with a surprise bronze.

"From 2008 on, Usain Bolt has done unbelievable things and tonight is not going to define who he is".

"We've had a good foundation to build off".

Hosts Great Britain took the gold medal with a time of 37.47 seconds.

"I got boxed in early on - it doesn't normally happen but I got boxed in early and couldn't get out", he added.

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Since confirming his sprinting dominance with triple gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Bolt spent nine seasons amassing 19 global golds, 13 of which have come in individual events.

"We've always said we win as a team and we lose as a team, and tonight we win as a team, and it's not just us four, it's everyone who's been involved with us".

Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic finished second in 89.73m, ahead of fellow countryman Petr Frydrych on 88.32m.

The women's quartet, of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Perri Shakes-Drayton and Emily Diamond, crossed in a time of 3:24.74 - one second faster than the time that won Team GB bronze in the event last summer.

Five years after winning the 100-meter hurdles at the London Games, Pearson won the world title in 12.59 seconds.

Tyquendo Tracey, Julian Forte and Michael Campbell safely negotiated the first three legs before Bolt steered his team home in a winning, season's best of 37.95 seconds. "We are on top of the world".

Justin Gatlin, the new world 100m champion who was a member of the U.S. silver medal winning team said the cool conditions and a decision to get athletes on the track early and have extended introductions might have affected Bolt's injury.

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