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Usain Bolt, India's relay teams in action

13 August 2017

What's more, Gatlin denies him the crutch of old age, which Bolt could have leaned on to justify his retirement and/or rationalize this loss.

As his career extends, Bolt keeps making history, storming to eight Olympic golds and 11 world titles and holds the world records of 9.58 seconds in the 100m and 19.19 seconds in the 200m. It could be two more Jamaican gold medal performances or further affirmation the sprint tide might finally be turning.

Besides a false start disqualification at the 2011 World Championships in the 100m and a second-place finish in the 4 x 100m relay at the World Relay Championships in 2015, Bolt was all gold everything since he burst onto the scene in Beijing.

"This is sport, there are no guarantees, there isn't always a happy ending". The several boos and jeers that reverberated through the length and breadth of the London Olympics Stadium on the night that Gatlin "stole" Bolt's crown were indicative of the fans' detestation for cheating and cheats, and by inference their fear for the future of athletics. Later, he bowed down to the man he finally defeated. I'd dearly love to see him bow out with another gold, but he's going to find it tough.

The Americans qualified fastest in 37.70. Because I fear he'll just end up like a junkie chasing the dragon ...

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Usain Bolt is now retired.

The Jamaican bowed from his 100-metre career during the week falling to shock third place behind Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman. No regrets, I came out and did my best; win lose or draw.

Jamaica clocked the third quickest time in the heats, behind the US and Great Britain.

In fairness, Farah may never endear himself to fans quite like Bolt.

Usain Bolt will run in the 4x100m relay heats for Jamaica at the 2017 World Championships on Saturday (August 12), despite being a bit sore after winning bronze in the 100m final last weekend.

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"They (JAAA) now have to figure out life without Usain so have we and if we figure it out together we can be very helpful to one another".

"I'm just showing respect", said Bolt. We need to believe everything we see when we watch sport is clean and real, otherwise what is the point.

The fastest man in the world (9 seconds and 58 hundredths of a second on 100 m, 19 seconds 19 hundredths of a second) feared for his put into action, after having pestered against starting blocks not firm enough to his liking, the sleep at the end of the series. When the race begins and you see someone you know a mere 20 metres in front of you our demeanour changes to one of predator catching prey.

"I understand why, you have black hat, white hat; good, evil, but I think it was sensationalized by the media between two people who have the utmost respect for each other".

When I run the race I know there will be four or five other runners from a nearby church.

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Usain Bolt, India's relay teams in action