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Bolt exits


Bolt exits

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IT WASN’T EXACTLY a fairy tale ending for track champ Usain Bolt at his final competitive meet, the just concluded World Championships.

He was beaten into third place by arch rival American Justin Gatlin in his pet race the 100m and pulled up with a hamstring cramp in the 4x100m final.

But that could never erase the Jamaican’s blistering pace of world record times, 9.58 seconds in the 100m and 19.19 seconds in the 200m, from his time on the track circuit before retiring this year.

As he bowed out of competition Bolt walked a lap of honour at the London Stadium where London Mayor Sadiq Khan presented him with a large piece of the track from the 2012 Olympics in which he swept the 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold medals.