The illustrious career of Usain Bolt finished in flames Saturday, as the eight-time Olympic gold medalist failed to finish his final race.
Bolt pulled up lame with an apparent injury in the final leg of the 4×100 meter relay at the World Championships, with Great Britain earning the gold on home soil.
The hype leading up to Bolt’s final pro race was palpable, but following back-to-back Saturdays where he failed to earn even a silver medal, sports fans around the world are assuredly feeling a sense of what could have been.
Of course, Bolt’s legacy as the greatest sprinter of all-time is unquestionable. However, it would have been extra special to send him off into the sunset the way he entered the sport – as a champion.
The British team finished in first with a time of 37.47 seconds, ahead of the Americans, who ran 37.52. Japan rounded out the podium with a time of 38.04.