The American sprinter finally beat the Jamaican star on the big stage.
Usain Bolt ran the final 100m dash of his professional career tonight.
The Jamaican legend lost.
Bolt finished in third, behind American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman, who took home the gold and the silver, respectively.
For Gatlin, it’s one of the biggest – if not the biggest – moments of his career, taking down Bolt at the World Championships at the age of 35.
His reaction was perfect.
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You salute greatness when you see it. Bolt. pic.twitter.com/IneUEL4yVM
— AUNTY OLOSHE (@Nazygold2) August 5, 2017
This was the race:
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Gatlin finished in 9.92, Coleman in at 9.94 and Bolt in at 9.95.
Here’s Gatlin talking about what happened:
“The first thing he said to me was congratulations.”
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 5, 2017
Congrats to Justin on an incredible accomplishment. And congrats to Usain on one of the greatest careers track and field has ever seen.