Interesting Facts About Usain Bolt, The World's Fastest Athlete

Gatlin spoils Bolt's farewell in 100m with remarkable gold

British Olympic heroes achieved astonishing results that year, and seeing athletes like Mo Farah return for a final swan song at the World Athletics Championships has been thrilling to watch. Reese won the Olympic gold medal in the same stadium five years ago.

After a short while, though, he rose gingerly to his feet and limped across the line to huge cheers from the 56,000 crowd.

Bolt stepped out on the track for the second heat, and the Jamaicans needed him.

Bolt ran the anchor leg for Jamaica and pulled away down the home straight, having taken the baton just behind France and China.

"I did it for the fans", he said after collecting a bronze to go with his three world golds at 100 meters.

The 22nd race on Saturday didn't bring much cheer as he had to settle for a bronze.

It was the first time Bolt had been beaten at a major championship since the 4x100m relay at the 2007 worlds in Osaka.

Bolt, who will say goodbye to the sport after the 4×100 meter relay, Saturday, said, "The start is killing me".

Gatlin beat Usain Bolt last weekend, and, sure enough, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, outraged at Bolt being robbed of a golden swansong, demanded life bans for drug cheats.

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Defending women's 4x400m champions, Jamaica, boasts three finalists in the 400m and will line up in heat two 11:32 a.m. (5:32 a.m.) as the favourites, while the male 4x400m team, which won silver at last year's Olympics, enter heat one at 11:50 a.m. (5:50 a.m.).

"I'm excited to just live normally and get up and know that I have no training for once and can do what I want".

The 35-year-old, who has twice been banned for doping offenses, was booed every time he was introduced to the crowd at the London Stadium before the 100m heats, semi-finals and final.

Despite not winning his final individual race as a professional athlete, there is an unanimous agreement in Usain Saint Leo Bolt being the greatest sprinter of all times.

"We'll see what happens".

There is unlikely to ever be a track star as rich as Bolt, because athletics earnings generally pay so little even to those at the top of their field.

According to BBC News, Usain Bolt's shock defeat was attributed to a poor start, his reaction time was the slowest among the runners.

"So to put a narrative out that it's just Justin Gatlin and he's the bad guy, it's really not fair".

Last Sunday morning at my church I met with a few friends and we spoke about that race. "I worked hard, I'm definitely disappointed I didn't win, but no one is going to be happy to not win", said Bolt after the race. Can the same be said of Bolt? It felt like it was there but the reason I lost because I couldn't get it.

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