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Usain Bolt loses last solo race to Justin Gatlin, Comes Third



Usain Bolt loses last solo race to Justin Gatlin, Comes Third - BellaNaija

Justin Gatlin & Usain Bolt

Fastest human ever, 8-time Olympic gold medalist, and 11-time world champion Usain Bolt has lost his last solo race to long time rival Justin Gatlin.

Bolt had announced the 16th IAAF World Championship in London would be his final competition.

Bolt finished third in 9.95 seconds, equalling his best time for 2017, behind America’s Gatlin who finished in 9.92 seconds, and Christian Coleman who clocked 9.94 seconds.

Gatlin, who has been banned twice for doping, was booed before the race, and after he won. He is winning what is his second world championship 12 years.

Usain Bolt will retire next week after the 4×100 meters relay finals.

Usain Bolt loses last solo race to Justin Gatlin, Comes Third - BellaNaija

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Photo Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images, Twitter – @trapafasa


  1. FasholasLover

    August 6, 2017 at 1:19 am

    hmnnhmnnhmnnhmnn the sound you make when the tears are about to drop

  2. Anon

    August 6, 2017 at 1:20 am

    An anti-climax. ?

  3. MamaD

    August 6, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Chai! I kept rejecting this feeling on his behalf. I really felt he won’t win this race.

  4. Hey

    August 6, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I don’t care if he came in last, he is still the G.O.A.T ??????

  5. Carlos

    August 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Lol, something tells me he just want to taste what it means to lose a race once before he retires.

  6. Isi

    August 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Great reminder that we’re all infallible humans – even the best of us. Amazing athlete who really rescued athletics from the mess it was in and gave it a new image. Always a Champion!

    • Isi

      August 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      *fallible (just goes to prove my point ?)

  7. Ottawa Queen

    August 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    It’s not like this is his first time being beaten in a race. The guy is still a legend all the same. World record holder shits! Lol….However, I can feel the pain and disappointment though in not winning this very race. Hopefully, he wins the relay, else I’ll consider this as a “retirement agreement” of some sort. . .*raises eyebrows*

  8. Ej

    August 6, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Something tells me he did it intentionally

    • Rainbow

      August 6, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      I watched the race and that was what came through my mind. You can tell that he didn’t put a winning effort to it. I’m sure it is not an easy race for him especially when all eyes are on him. Good luck to all of them.

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