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Usain Bolt Fails To Finish 4X100 Relay After Injury Occurs

Usain Bolt Fails To Finish 4X100 Relay After Injury Occurs

Mitchell-Blake went onto see off Coleman as Great Britain secured gold with a time of 37.47 seconds - a British record with Japan securing third place.

Usain Bolt's track career ended in agony today as he pulled up injured in the 4x100m relay - while Great Britain stormed to a sensational victory.

Bolt's team mates complained that a 45-minute wait in the call room before the race had hampered their preparations. I don't want to say this but I understand we need to be ready early but I think we took our clothes off a little too early.

"It was cold. Usain said to me "I don't like this", because we keep on warming up, and sitting, and warming up". He said that Usain Bolt's name will always be alive. "40 minutes and two medal presentations before our run", said Yohan Blake, who branded the wait as "crazy". We were over warm. But it was ridiculous.

Gatlin smiled as he replied with the quip: "Yeah, I've been around a long time".

The 21-year-old will team up with United States team-mate Gatlin to try to deny eight-time Olympic champion Bolt one last gold at the weekend, and it is a challenge he is relishing.

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The relay race will be the final event of the evening's proceedings at the penultimate day of the Athletics World Championship.

And Blake, who won Olympic 4x100m relay gold with Bolt and Jamaica in 2012 and 2016, believes the lengthy build-up caused Bolt's injury in London on Saturday night.

No matter the result of the relay, organisers said Bolt will be afforded a dedicated lap of honour on Sunday in tribute to his wonderful track career.

In a shocking end to his brilliant career, Bolt received the baton in third position and as he attempted to switch gears something went horribly wrong. "The was his farewell race and we wish him the best and hope he recovers soon".

Newly-crowned 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, Jamaica's lead-off runner, added: "Everybody was jelly, everybody was pumped".

According to Jamaican team doctor Dr Kevin Jones, Bolt had suffered from "cramp in his left hamstring".