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Organisers to blame for Bolt's collapse - team-mates

13 August 2017

Usain Bolt will be hoping to bring his storied athletics career to a close with IAAF World Championships gold in the 4x100 metres relay on Saturday, but Christian Coleman is determined to spoil the farewell.

But after tonight's triumph, he said: "2012 didn't go our way and we have been working hard since then. Now he's really deserved time away and to not have to deal with the gruelling training".

"It was 40 minutes and two medal presentations before our run".

"They were holding us too long...it was atrocious".

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The penultimate day of the championships also has former 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson of Australia going up against world record holder Kendra Harrison of the U.S. for the title.

IT WAS Super Saturday for Great Britain and Northern Ireland as the men's 4x100m quartet won gold after the women had taken silver.

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.

Bolt collapsed on the track, as the British, American and Japanese teams soared ahead to secure their first-, second- and third-place podium spots, respectively.

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"A hero of the sport to go down like that, as a true friend, I didn't like it one bit", Blake said.

Bolt who ended his 100m career with a bronze on last Sunday looks to kiss goodbye to his sprinting career with gold in the relay. Personally, I felt like experience doesn't necessarily play a part in that, you've just got to come out here no matter what your age is and compete.

Jamaica's team doctor later said that the 30-year-old had suffered a hamstring cramp. "I think it got the better of us", Blake said.

Yohan Blake has accused London 2017 organisers of causing the injury that wrecked Usain Bolt's farewell by leaving him waiting in the cold too long.

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"Knowing how Usain performs, he's always ready, he's always making sure he's not injured and it's very rare to see Usain injured when he comes to performances".

Organisers to blame for Bolt's collapse - team-mates