Slick Britain win shock 4x100 relay gold as Bolt pulls up

Slick Britain win shock 4x100 relay gold as Bolt pulls up

Usain Bolt's illustrious athletics career finished on a painful and shocking note at the IAAF World Championships, the iconic sprinter pulling up with an injury as Great Britain claimed a shock gold in the men's 4x100m relay.

An 11-time world champion and the first athlete to hold 100- and 200-meter world records since fully automatic time became mandatory, the 30-year-old Bolt said he planned to retire from racing after this year's events.

Amid wild home celebrations, Bolt was attended to by medics, but refused a ride in a wheelchair off the track, instead finally getting up and limping alongside his teammates through to the finish line and then off into the bowels of the stadium for treatment.

With Jamaica pulled up Great Britain ran home in a victory as surprising as Jamaica's last place, ahead of the U.S. in silver and Japan bronze.

Beijing worlds silver medalists China finished fourth with second-leg runner Xie Zhenye just coming back from injury.

Felix has won 14 medals at the world championships and can move up to 16 if she runs the 4x400 relay and the United States wins medals in both events.

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Hosts Great Britain took the gold medal with a time of 37.47 seconds. "He is still the best in the world", Gatlin said. I am sorry he got this injury. He won three consecutive Olympic 100 meter titles and 200 meter titles, according to Rico Freimuth of Germany was in second place with 5,377 points, while Damian Warner of Canada had the fastest time in the hurdles of 13.63 seconds to move into third.

Truth is the British were already well clear, winning gold in 37.47, the fastest in the world this year, ahead of the USA's 37.52, with Japan in third in 38.04, a season best.

Bolt is retiring in August following the London World Championships.

The official result recorded that the Jamaicans did not finish but Bolt had been absolutely determined to ensure he completed the last race after a matchless career in which he won 19 major championship gold medals.

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