Jun 12, 2017

Bolt wins final 100m race in Kingston (Video)

An emotional Usain Bolt has won his final 100-metre sprint on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds in front of tens of thousands of fans in Kingston, Jamaica.

The multiple Olympic and world gold medallist, who will retire after August's world championships in London, confessed to being nervous before running his last official race at home during Saturday's 2nd Racers Grand Prix.

"The run, it was just ok. I must say it was ok. I don't think I've ever been that nervous running a 100-metre [race]," Bolt said after an honour lap before a packed stadium, including International Association of Athletics Federations President Sebastian Coe and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Running from lane five, Bolt took control of the race before the halfway mark and pulled away to the delight of more than 30,000 spectators.

Bolt thanked his fans, saying he never expected this much support from a sold-out crowd.

"I never expected this, I knew it was going to be big, the stadium was ram-packed so thank you guys for coming out and supporting me.

"It shows that what I've done for the sport is a big deal to them and they really appreciate it," the 30-year-old said.

"I'll try my best even when I've hung up my spikes to really continue to push track and field in any way possible."

The double sprint world record-holder has amassed 13 world championship medals and eight Olympic golds.

One additional gold medal was disqualified after a relay teammate tested positive for a banned substance.

(Aljazeera.com)

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