Sport Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year's fastest time

18:25  12 august  2017
18:25  12 august  2017 Source:   Reuters

Sore Bolt to run in 4x100 meters qualifying

  Sore Bolt to run in 4x100 meters qualifying <p>Usain Bolt will run in the 4x100 meters relay heats for Jamaica on Saturday despite being a bit sore after winning bronze in the 100m final at the weekend, he told Reuters on Monday.</p>Bolt usually runs in the 200 meters individual event but opted not to compete at that distance in London, which is his last major championships before he retires, and the 30-year-old therefore has the scope to compete in the relay heats this time.

Usain Bolt , running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi- final in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year .

Usain Bolt , running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi- final in the 4×100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships in London on Saturday, while the United States ran the fastest time of the year .

World Athletics Championships© REUTERS/Toby Melville World Athletics Championships Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year.

Bolt, who announced on Monday that he would also run in the heats, will race for the last time in the final on Saturday when he hopes to bow out with his 20th global championship title.

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Running the last leg, Bolt eased home, looking over his shoulder, as Jamaica won the second of the two semi-final heats in 37.95 seconds, ahead of France (38.03) and China (38.20).

No Bolt means new 200 world champ for 1st time since 2007

  No Bolt means new 200 world champ for 1st time since 2007 Usain Bolt will surrender another world title. This one, without even taking the track. The Jamaican great is skipping the 200 meters at the world championships, bringing an end to his string of four straight titles in his favorite event. This was planned. The loss to Justin Gatlin — along with up-and-coming sprinter Christian Coleman — in the 100 meters? Not so much. So far, Bolt's farewell tour in London hasn't exactly going according to design, and he'll be only a spectator when the heats of the 200 begin Monday. He still has the 4x100 relay at the end of the meet.

Athletics: Botswana miss out after baton drop, U . S . run year ' s fastest time in 4x400m. Athletics: Usain Bolt leads Jamaica into 4x100m final , U . S Britain were second in the first heat in 37.76, also faster than Jamaica 's time , while Japan were third. Canada and Turkey also qualified as the fastest losers.

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt , running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi- final in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year .

Jamaica are aiming for a fifth successive world title in the event but will face a stiff challenge from the U.S. who won the first heat in 37.70 seconds, with Christian Coleman, silver medallist in the 100 metres, running the anchor leg.

"It feels like second nature because we work well together. We are confident we can win. We will go and prepare well for tonight," said Michael Rogers, who ran the first leg for the United States.

Britain were second in the first heat in 37.76, also faster than Jamaica's time, while Japan were third. Canada and Turkey also qualified as the fastest losers.

Bolt's presence ensured a capacity crowd for the morning session. "It's hard to be sad because of the energy I'm getting from the crowd," said the Jamaican, who suffered a rare defeat in the 100 metres when he took bronze.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis)

Bolt has a clear vision for last 100 and his legacy .
The fastest man in history will burst from the starting blocks on Saturday for what he says will be the final 100-meter dash of his career. Competing at the 2017 world championships in London, the 30-year-old is hoping to add more gold to a list of unprecedented feats.Start with his record at the Olympics, where he has dominated the sprints for nearly a decade, ranking as the only athlete to win the 100 and 200 three consecutive times.His world championship resume includes 11 victories against a single loss, when he false-started the 100 in 2011.

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