Usain Bolt fails to finish final race after injury, Twitter says goodbye

Modesto Morganelli
Agosto 13, 2017

Justin Gatlin felt his age after the United States were pipped to gold in the IAAF World Championships 4x100 metres relay final by Great Britain.

"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".

It's a disappointing ending expected to be the final race for the greatest sprinter ever, which - nooooooooooo don't leave us Usain.

"We've got to contend with the best athletes in the world".

Britain's gold came from a brilliant lead off from Chijindu Ujah, who passed off to Adam Gemili; another ideal pass from Daniel Talbot to Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake on the anchor leg and gold was theirs.

American veteran Dawn Harper Nelson was second, .04 seconds behind, and Pamela Dutiewicz of Germany took bronze in 12.72.

"We'll see what happens". "Injuries are part of the sport".

The Jamaican champion eventually waved the medics - and the wheelchair - away and with the other three Jamaican team members now around him he walked to the line.

Third leg man Talbot added: "We've worked so hard for this - we wanted the gold so much, we knew we could do it, and we have".

"He's still the man, and this is farewell so we take our hat off to him, hope he gets well soon".

Jamaica's 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, who ran the first leg for the quartet, summed up the feeling of everyone.

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"I dreamed about this day", said Gatlin after the race, per Matt Bonesteel and Bryan Flaherty of The Washington Post.

At the same time, Allyson Felix, running the second leg on the winning team, earned a record 15th medal at the world championships in a career going back to 2005.

The victory made it a night of double relay delight for the hosts as the women's team of Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita won silver in 42.12s.

It was not the farewell Farah wanted, but he pointed to his earlier exertions in a dramatic 10,000m final as reason for lacking his usual devastating finish. "But I've proven that I'm the greatest in this sport and, for me, it's mission accomplished".

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