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Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race

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Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race

- Jamaica's Usain Bolt has praised the "infinite love" received from his supporters after his career ended with an injury at the 2017 World Athletics Championships on Saturday night in London. As Bolt took off with the baton for the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay, he pulled up with a problem. It was a harsh ending for one of the greats of the sport, and he posted the following bulletin on his Instagram account: Great Britain ended up taking gold ahead of the United States and Japan
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Usain Bolt injures leg in final race of career

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Usain Bolt injures leg in final race of career

- Usain Bolt finished his stellar career in excruciating pain, the Jamaican sprinter crumpling to the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay Saturday at the world athletics championships in London. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed and stumbled as he came down with his golden farewell shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition
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Usain Bolt Fails to Finish 4x100m Relay Medal Race at IAAF World Championships

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Usain Bolt Fails to Finish 4x100m Relay Medal Race at IAAF World Championships

- Usain Bolt's career on the track ended in disappointment on Saturday, as the athletics star pulled up with an injury during the 4x100-meter final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. NBC Olympics shared this image of the 30-year-old, as he failed to finish the race: Bolt was already chasing the British and American teams when he started the final leg of the race, and he didn't even come close to the finish line before pulling up
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Botswana's race of one

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Botswana's race of one

- Botswana's Isaac Makwala was cleared to run in the men's 200 metres at the World Athletics Championships on Wednesday by the IAAF which had previously barred him for medical reasons - and celebrated his reprieve by qualifying for the...more Botswana's Isaac Makwala was cleared to run in the men's 200 metres at the World Athletics Championships on Wednesday by the IAAF which had previously barred him for medical reasons - and celebrated his reprieve by qualifying for the semi-finals
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Tennessee’s Christian Coleman: how he beat Usain Bolt twice at World Championships

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Tennessee’s Christian Coleman: how he beat Usain Bolt twice at World Championships

- Tennessee track star Christian Coleman “could feel” Usain Bolt coming as the sprinters approached the finish line in London. But Coleman didn’t see Justin Gatlin until it was too late, and Gatlin took the gold in the 100 meter final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships on Saturday. “It was all pretty crazy and pretty intense, but I knew it was going to be a great atmosphere like that with people screaming and yelling,” Coleman told SEC Country in a phone interview Sunday afternoon
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Thompson out to restore Jamaican pride in the women's 100m

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Thompson out to restore Jamaican pride in the women's 100m

- LONDON (Reuters) - After Usain Bolt's defeat, fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson will seek to restore the country's sprint status by adding the World Championship 100 meters crown to her Olympic gold on Sunday. Thompson, who also won the 200m at the Rio Games last year, is the favorite going into the race as compatriot and three-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce misses out while she prepares for the birth of her first child
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Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Usain Bolt takes third at worlds

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Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Usain Bolt takes third at worlds

- LONDON — One final time, Usain Bolt peered down the last 50 meters of his lane and saw sprinter upon sprinter running footsteps ahead of him. One final time, the world-record holder furiously pumped the arms and legs on his gangly 6-foot-5 frame, desperately trying to reel in all those would-be winners as the finish line fast approached. This time, the afterburners kicked in but not hard enough
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Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

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Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

- DALLAS — Usain Bolt of Jamaica appeared on a video screen in a white singlet and black tights, sprinting in slow motion through the final half of a 100-meter race. Each stride covered nine feet, his upper body moving up and down almost imperceptibly, his feet striking the track and rising so rapidly that his heels did not touch the ground
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‘Thank You, Jamaica:’ Usain Bolt wins final race in native country as he gears up to retire

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‘Thank You, Jamaica:’ Usain Bolt wins final race in native country as he gears up to retire

- The fastest man alive is going out with a bang. Usain Bolt ran his final race in his native Jamaica on Saturday, winning the 100 meters at JN Racers Grand Prix at Kingston’s National Stadium, the BBC reports. The crowd at the sold-out stadium erupted in cheers as fireworks lit up the sky following Bolt’s win, according to ESPN. He beat out his competitors with a time of 10:03, the sports site reports
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Bolt wins final 100 meters race on home soil

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Bolt wins final 100 meters race on home soil

- Usain Bolt recovered from a moderate start to win his final 100 meters on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on Saturday. Running from lane five in front of a sold-out stadium, Bolt took control of the race before the halfway mark and pulled away to the delight of more than 30,000 spectators. The 30-year-old double sprint world record holder, who has amassed eight Olympic golds and 13 world championship medals, will make his final bow at the world championships in London in August
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Usain Bolt no longer chases women  

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Usain Bolt no longer chases women  

- Usain Bolt is slowing down. The fastest man on Earth says that his wild days are behind him. And he made this proclamation at a party celebrating the Kentucky Derby over the weekend. “(When) you're famous, all the girls are throwing themselves at you,” the 30-year-old Jamaican runner said at a Park Ave. viewing party where he served as the “chief entertainment officer” for G
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Baseball’s answer to Usain Bolt, Terrance Gore still trying to prove he can do more

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Baseball’s answer to Usain Bolt, Terrance Gore still trying to prove he can do more

- Inside the Royals clubhouse, the clock ticks. A collection of cornerstone players are set to become free agents after the 2017 season. Royals manager Ned Yost has two years remaining on his contract, and at age 61, will not be here indefinitely. All around the room, there are reminders of a franchise in transition. But in a locker stall near the entrance is another, less conspicuous clock. It hangs over
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Usain Bolt fires 'All-Stars' to Nitro Series win

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Usain Bolt fires 'All-Stars' to Nitro Series win

- MELBOURNE Usain Bolt fired his team of international 'All Stars' to victory in the inaugural Nitro Athletics Series in Melbourne on Saturday, capping the glitzy event with a dominant win in the 4x100m relay to pip hosts Australia in the final standings. Running the second leg of the relay, the eight-times Olympic gold medal-winner took the baton from fellow Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell before Jeneba Tarmoh and Natasha Morrison powered
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Bolt and Jamaica team mates ordered to return relay medals

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Bolt and Jamaica team mates ordered to return relay medals

- KINGSTON Usain Bolt and his Jamaican team mates who won the 4 x 100m relay at the 2008 Beijing Games have been told by the country's Olympic Association to return their gold medals following Nesta Carter's failed drug test. Fennell, who previously served as president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, did not indicate whether a time frame had been given, but he confirmed that Carter would be appealing
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Track Star Maurice Greene: Don't Drug Test The Past ... The Sport Can't Take It (VIDEO)

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Track Star Maurice Greene: Don't Drug Test The Past ... The Sport Can't Take It (VIDEO)

- EXCLUSIVE Two-time gold medal winner says drug testing past samples could RUIN track & field ... 'cause the sport can't handle a constant barrage of doping scandals. Usain Bolt was stripped of a gold medal this week when it was revealed a teammate tested positive for a banned substance ... from a sample that was taken in 2008 and recently retested. We talked with Green -- one of the premier
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Usain Bolt stripped of one of his Olympic gold medals

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Usain Bolt stripped of one of his Olympic gold medals

- Usain Bolt’s golden Olympic record was diminished Wednesday after Jamaican compatriot Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance. Carter’s positive test means Bolt must return one of his nine Olympic gold medals. The 30-year-old Bolt cemented his status as an all-time great by completing an unprecedented ‘triple triple’ in Rio 2016, becoming the only man to win all three sprint events at three Olympic Games. But the gold the
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Olympian Bolt stripped of gold after teammate Carter tests positive

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Olympian Bolt stripped of gold after teammate Carter tests positive

- Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Jamaica teammate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Carter was
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  • Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race
    Usain Bolt Says He Has 'Infinite Love' for His Fans After Injury in Final Race

    , bleacherreport.com

    Jamaica's Usain Bolt has praised the "infinite love" received from his supporters after his career ended with an injury at the 2017 World Athletics Championships on Saturday night in London. As Bolt took off with the baton for the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay, he pulled up with a problem. It was a harsh ending for one of the greats of the sport, and he posted the following bulletin on his Instagram account: Great Britain ended up taking gold ahead of the United States and Japan
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  • Thompson out to restore Jamaican pride in the women's 100m
    Thompson out to restore Jamaican pride in the women's 100m

    , reuters.com

    LONDON (Reuters) - After Usain Bolt's defeat, fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson will seek to restore the country's sprint status by adding the World Championship 100 meters crown to her Olympic gold on Sunday. Thompson, who also won the 200m at the Rio Games last year, is the favorite going into the race as compatriot and three-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce misses out while she prepares for the birth of her first child
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