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WATCH: Jamaican Track Star Usain Bolt Defeated in His Last Solo Race to USA Track Star Justin Gatlin

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The Jamaican track hero Usain Bolt has called it quits to the world of track and field just before his 31st birthday.

The 30-year-old first announced his decision to retire from athletics in February 2015, and initially planned to end his career at the Rio Olympics, where he won three gold medals.

But in the end, Bolt decided that he wanted his last race to be in London.

His last 100m race would be defeated by Justin Gatlin. Gatlin representing the USA was greeted to boos during the race in London. He has served two separate bans from the sport for positive drug tests which has helped contribute to the boos.

“It’s Usain Bolt’s last race. To be able to run against him through the years is just amazing….We’re rivals on the track but in the warm-up area we’re joking and the first thing he said to me was, ‘Congratulations’. He said, ‘You don’t deserve all these boos’. I thank him for inspiring me throughout my career and he’s an amazing man”, stated Gatlin.

To read more about Bolts career click here.

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