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In a final, narrow defeat, Bolt leaves behind a yawning chasm

The Jamaican finished third, his 9.95 seconds the slowest time he's ever clocked in a major 100-metre final

Bolt, who has often made victory look so easy, was grimacing, his mouth and eyes wide with effort at the IAAF World Championships in London.

Bolt kissing the track after taking bronze in the final of the men's 100m athletics event on Saturday.


THE moment and the crowd of 55,900 at London Stadium were his, and Usain Bolt was inches from a clean getaway.

But on Saturday night, there would be no pitch-perfect ending to what Bolt insisted was the final individual race of his unparalleled career.

The gold medal...

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