The world’s fastest man tweaked his hamstring half-way down the home straight and spectacularly crashed to the track as he ran the final leg of the relay for Jamaica.

Usain Bolt and his teammates had been forced to wait for more than 40 minutes before the race with the eight-time Olympic champion voicing his concerns about the situation.

“They were holding us too long in the call room,” Bolt’s teammate Yohan Blake said.
“Usain was really cold. In fact Usain said to me: ‘Yohan, I think this is crazy. Forty minutes and two medal presentations before our run.’

“We keep warming up and waiting, then warming up and waiting. Then we saw a true legend, a true champion go out there and struggling like that.”

Omar McLeod, who led off the Jamaican team, said: “It was ridiculous. We were there around 45 minutes waiting outside, I think they had three medal ceremonies before we went out so we were really trying our hardest to stay warm and keep upbeat.

“We waited a really long time. It’s really heart-wrenching. I couldn’t believe it, I’m in shock, utter disbelief.”

In a shocking end to his brilliant career, Bolt received the baton in third position and as he attempted to switch gears something went horribly wrong.

The eight-time Olympic champion strained a muscle in his left leg which threw him off balance.
Momentum saw him do a forward roll but he didn’t last long on his feet before collapsing on the track.

He lay there motionless for some time as medical officials rushed to his aid, bringing a wheelchair onto the track.

Bolt shook them off and hobbled over the line, clapping to the crowd as he crossed finish line.

It has been a disastrous farewell championships for the world’s fastest man who was surprisingly beaten in the 100m, his final individual race of his career, where he took bronze.
The official diagnosis afterwards was a cramp in his hamstring.

“It’s cramp in his left hamstring but a lot of pain is from disappointment from losing the race,” Jamaican team doctor Kevin Jones said.

“The last three weeks have been hard for him, you know. We hope for the best for him.”