Usain Bolt Pulls Up Injured In Final Race Of His Career

Usain Bolt Pulls Up Injured In Final Race Of His Career

"This night is still a magical night for track and field and Usain Bolt". It was slightly different for Bolt, a global star who is inarguably the greatest male sprinter of all time. The look on the athletes' faces shows that this journey is perhaps feared more than the race.

She was maintaining Jamaica's firm eight-year hold on the 100 that began at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

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Bolt wasn't trying to hear it. Bolt could outrun every man on this planet but he cannot defeat Father Time. Canada and Turkey also qualified as the fastest losers. He completed 100 meters in a mind bogging 8.70 seconds.

Mo Farah said he was taking nothing for granted as he prepared for the final race of his career in front of a home crowd.

Provided his Jamaican team-mates escape a mistake in this morning's heats, Bolt will line up for one final swansong at 9.50pm. Bolt also has won 11 world championships.

And Bolt relished the adulation at the 60,000-capacity Olympic Stadium. The legend of the sprint has released its lineup to commune one last time with the spectators. Bolt routinely slowed down before crossing the finish line. Bolt was simply on another level.

The Jamaican team for the final on Sunday (early Monday AEST) will be strengthened by the inclusion of Yohan Blake, the 2009 100m world champion. Through a dint of hard work and sheer determination, Bolt became a cult figure in the sporting fraternity. And the result in the relay is no longer a foregone conclusion. Bolt is a showman on the tracks and no doubt, the tracks, the fans and the sport immeasurably love him. But then, the young and determined Bolt had other plans.

"The place is wonderful and I appreciated this crowd so much". Bear in mind that Lance Armstrong managed to end his career without getting caught ... too. His planned retirement ended almost as shocking as his breakout Beijing. He was beaten by Gatling and American Chris Coleman.

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All the attention was on Bolt and the pressure was on following his failure to win the 100m gold.

Fans booed Gatling and Coleman for ruining the storybook ending.

Bolt seems to enjoy his fame and fortune. The blazing fast times have evaporated.

He ran his last individual race, the 100m, last Saturday, managing only a bronze; no fairytale finish for him.

"If a martian walked into the house and looked at all the pictures they would think I was the greatest athlete of all-time". "They wanted me to go for one more season. I came out and did the best I could".

From anyone else, it might sound like an excuse. Bolt graciously settled for a bronze. He also could be the richest.

The $34.2 million for 2017 tracks slightly higher than 2016, when Forbes pegged Bolt's earnings at $32.5 million.

Meanwhile, everyone is looking for the next Usain Bolt.

Van Niekerk had his chance. Van Niekerk's 400m world record in Rio was legendary. His 9.85-second run was the third fastest in Olympic history. It would mean the world to me but at the same time I don't take it for granted.

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