Bolt pulls up injured in final race of his career

Bolt pulls up injured in final race of his career

Bolt pulls up injured in final race of his career

Gatlin's teammate Christian Coleman snatched silver, with Bolt taking bronze. Covering the first 60 metres in an unprecedented 6.31 seconds, Bolt did not ease up and in 41 strides streaked through the finish line in an incredible world record of 9.58sec, a mark that will likely be unchallenged for many years to come.

Bolt is widely recognized as the greatest sprinter of all time.

Jamaica were already struggling when the man of the hour took the baton. Expect Jamaica and US to fight for golds should they get the baton round, while Germany have strong teams and Britain have high hopes of snatching a life-affirming fourth. It means that Allyson Felix stayed in line to become the athlete with the most medals in world championships history. So it's nice we came here in front of our home crowd and did exactly what we thought we could. "We've got a lot of young guys like Coleman, like [Jaylen] Bacon, myself, we're hungry to go out there for good competition".

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Newly-crowned 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, Jamaica's lead-off runner, added: "Everybody was jelly, everybody was pumped". However, he will have a chance to end his career on a high on Saturday night as the Jamaican relay team will take the track.

Dawn Harper-Nelson of the United States was second, .04 seconds behind, and Pamela Dutiewicz of Germany took bronze in 12.72.

His team-mates gathered round him and the 19-time global champion was helped to his feet and limped over the line, applauding the crowd as he did so.

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But the cheers for the British quartet were briefly interrupted by gasps as, with 50m to go, the lanky Jamaican writhed in sudden pain, a hamstring cramp ending his career in the most unpleasant way. "He's the greatest of all time".

The U.S. won the first heat in the event in London with a time of 37.70, which was then a world-leading time before Saturday's blazingly fast final.

Lasitskene, who missed last year's Rio Olympics because of Russia's suspension, failed at 1.99 twice but regained form thereafter. This was a step up again from a team with an average age of 22.

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"We were in the stadium for a while, you guys know how chilly it is down here", he said.

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