Usain Bolt’s career on the track ended in disappointment on Saturday, as the Athletic star pulled up with an injury during the 4×100-meter final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.
The Jamaican sprinter pulled up on the home straight as he sought to chase down the United States and Britain, hobbling for a few strides before falling to the track.
Omar McLeod, Julian Forte, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt fought hard and it was a close race.
Bolt’s 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.
The 30-year-old was seen limping off the track and received treatment for the injury immediately.
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It was a sad way for Bolt to bring the curtain down on the greatest athletics career the world has ever seen, a man who has dominated, delighted and delivered ever since his record-breaking runs and gold medals at the 2008 Olympics.
British celebrations began in earnest after Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake had brought the baton home first in 37.47 ahead of the US anchor leg runner Christian Coleman, who tops this year’s world lists with 9.82. The US took silver in 37.52, with bronze going to Japan in 38.04.
Through his career, Bolt has won 8 Olympic and 11 World Championship gold medals.
He was stripped of one of his nine Olympic titles after his Jamaican 4x100m team-mate, with whom he won gold at the 2008 Beijing Games, tested positive for a banned substance.
In 2009, Usain Bolt became the world record holder in the 100m (9.58) and 200m (19.19).