Usain Bolt and the end of an era

Usain Bolt falls to the ground after injuring himself in the final race of his glittering career

Lightning will strike for one final time this Saturday at the London's Olympic Stadium. Later, he bowed down to the man he finally defeated. "Once a cheater, always a cheater", she told me in 2011 when we worked on her biography.

"I'm sorry for not being able to finish on a win, but I thank you for your support", was launched to the crowd the one who has been the hero of the evening, even in defeat, and, good player, has been offered a brace of good, thanks to his executioner. The woman who beat Felix at last year's Olympics, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, was far in the lead this time but inexplicably lost it when she looked at the big screen and lost her balance. Because I fear he'll just end up like a junkie chasing the dragon ...

You can not really blame them as Bolt had virtually owned every race he participated and anything less than gold was viewed as failure.

The 31-year old legend hugged and congratulated both Gatlin and Coleman after the race, he also went on to say that Gatlin has "served his time".

"I stayed very focused, after all that I managed to win, it's incredible, Usain has so much contributed to our sport, we are so inspired, and to be here at this point of my career is huge". "I came in third to a young kid that is coming up".

He made a rare heats appearance on Saturday, anchoring Jamaica to victory in 37.95.

The Jamaican sprinter pulls up on the last leg of the 4x100m relay on Saturday night
The Jamaican sprinter pulls up on the last leg of the 4x100m relay on Saturday night

Bolt's swan song was the World Championships 2017.

A few minutes after that, he stepped onto the track, kneeled down and kissed the finish line that he crossed in Lane 4. I will miss the sport for sure, but I get a chance to live and travel when I want.

Bolt still has the 4x100 relay next weekend. The eight times Olympic gold medalist, he did felt disappointed on not claiming the title in his final race of his career. "It is just one of those things, thank you to London for all your love and appreciation", said Bolt, who was treated by the capacity crowd and the organizers as a victor, receiving undimished cheers and applause from the adoring spectators and doing the lap of honor as if he had won. "I'm not in shape to run 200 meters right now".

Even better if we can in the future see that all Federations are in agreement and that athletes are seen to represent their countries as opposed to having to compete as a neutral or indeed having to listen to debates about hyperandrogenism in respect of female athletes. His 9.85-second run was the third fastest in Olympic history.

His first heat, on Friday night, was ugly. 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. Normally I get better through the rounds. "I knew it. And when I left the blocks, I was like 'Aaaah'".


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