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'Fastest Man Alive' Usain Bolt Ends Final Race With Injury

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| August 13 , 2017 , 10:02 IST

Jamaican runner Usain Bolt known for being the fastest man alive faced a dismal ending to his running career as in his final race at the world championships, he became injured and crumpled to the race track clutching his leg with visible pain and tears.

The injury occurred on the 4x100m relay as Bolt took the baton for Jamaica in third place but soon fell to the ground clutching his left leg within a few strides. Host Britain went on to secure gold followed by the US team including Justin Gatlin.  

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After his injury on the track, Bolt was comforted by his teammates and also by Twittterati who were full of praise for his running career.

"He didn't tell us exactly what happened but from what I saw, it looked like a strain or a cramp of some sort. He kept apologizing to us but we told him there was no need to apologize -- injuries are part of the sport," teammate Julian Forte said to IAAF radio.

According to Jamaican team doctor Dr Kevin Jones, Bolt had suffered from "cramp in his left hamstring".

"The last three weeks have been hard for him, you know. We hope for the best for him," he added.

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