Usain Bolt pulls up as Great Britain win 4x100m relay

"To be holding us so long was atrocious".

But none of the sprinters from the teams that did win medals had a similar problem to Bolt's, not even Justin Gatlin, the 35-year-old American who had upset Bolt in the 100-meter sprint here (and who was booed again by some members of the sellout crowd during introductions).

Bolt's teammates on the once-fabled Jamaican sprint squad were far from unmatchable, too.

"I think Bolt was prepared to not win but I don't think he would have expected his last race to end like that". "I think we can look past everything that happened in this championship and congratulate him on his legendary career". "The last three weeks have been hard for him, you know".

Bolt's London finale ended in disappointment as he suffered a muscle cramp before the end of the 4x100m relay final which was won by Great Britain.

Bolt last week had to settle for bronze in his last individual race, the 100m.

The sprint legend, who had won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m Gold at the same venue during the 2012 Olympics, might not have had a flawless end to his career, but his records over the years will definitely make him a once-in-a-lifetime athlete.


Before Bolt came onto the track, he was consoling Mo Farah, his long-distance equivalent who had just lost his first major race since 2011 when he failed to get gold in the 5,000 meters.

Farah was overtaken by two Ethiopians with a lap to go and could not muster a strong enough kick to get back to the lead.

Olympic silver medallist Mayer amassed a total of 8,768 points from the 10 disciplines in the gruelling two-day event. Great Britain took off with real pace, the Japanese followed behind. American Paul Chelimo earned bronze after grabbing silver behind Farah in Rio. So it's nice we came here in front of our home crowd and did exactly what we thought we could. "I gave it all, I didn't have a single bit left at the end".

The Americans, Olympic gold medallists in Rio previous year, were led off by Aaliyah Brown who flew out of the blocks to start the run that brought them the world title they last won in 2011.

Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, and the U.S. team also including another convicted doping cheat, Mike Rodgers, and Jaylen Bacon were booed when introduced although the jeering was less pronounced than for the individual 100m event.

Harrison took fourth in 12.74 seconds on the same track where set the world record of 12.20 last summer.

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