The men's 4x100m relay was dramatic: Great Britain took gold ahead of the United States and Japan, while Jamaica did not medal as a result of a deeply misfortune end to Usain Bolt's storied career. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist was pipped by Justin Gatlin in his final 100m race last weekend, and tonight, in his final race at a major championship, he pulled up on the final straight.
The Brits ran the third-fastest time of all time, but the main story will be the sad end for Bolt. He left the track in tears, with the help of his teammates.
Here's how it happened:
Bolt face down on the track, hammy gone. As endings go, that's Bradman's last innings duck - and then some
— Matt Dickinson (@DickinsonTimes) August 12, 2017
My heart just broke for Usain Bolt💔
— Father Casemas🎅🏼 (Casey Barker) (@CaaseyBarker) August 12, 2017
The greatest sprinter to ever live, betrayed by his own body in his final race. So unfair for #Bolt, but we'll never forget his achievements
— Dean Fitzgerald (@DeDeanan) August 12, 2017
It was a thrilling race, with Britain's Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake