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Bolt ends career with fall in London


Great Britain claimed their first 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race.

They held off the USA, who werefavourites, to win in a British record time of 37.47 seconds.

Bolt, running the anchor leg for Jamaica, suffered his injury 50m from the finish line in London.

In a shocking end to his brilliant career the greatest athlete in history suffered a leg injury half-way down the home straight in the final leg of the 4x100m relay.

Bolt received the baton in third position and as he attempted to switch gears something went horribly wrong.

The eight-time Olympic champion appeared to strain the calf of his left leg which threw him off balance.

Momentum saw him do a forward roll but he didn’t last long on his feet before collapsing on the track.

He lay there motionless for some time as medical officials rushed to his aid, bringing a wheelchair onto the track.

Bolt shook them off and hobbled over the line, clapping to the crowd as he crossed finish line.

It has been a disastrous farewell championships for the world’s fastest man who was surprisingly beaten in the 100m, his final individual race of his career, where he took bronze.

With Jamaica, who had won the previous four world titles out of the picture, it was left to hometown heroes Great Britain to take gold ahead of the USA.

The 30-year-old, who took 100m bronze in his final solo race, ends his career with 11 world and eight Olympic golds.

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