Usain Bolt's track career ended in agony today as he pulled up injured in the 4x100m relay - while Great Britain stormed to a sensational victory.
The sprint legend grimaced in agony and collapsed on the track on the final straight as the home team raced ahead in the thrilling final at the World Championships in London.
The British quartet of CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake pipped the United States to gold in a world-leading 37.47 seconds. The USA took silver in 37.52secs and Japan the bronze.
It was a sad end to the Jamaican's spectacular career, which has seen him win 19 global gold medals – eight Olympic victories and 11 from the World Championships.
Usain Bolt pulled up injured in the 4x100m relay - his final major track race - as Great Britain pulled off an amazing feat to come first
Great Britain achieved the third fastest relay time in history while the Jamaican was left to reflect on his failure to secure the gold
Bolt was in typically ebullient form earlier today, taking part in a Mexican wave alongside his teammates on the Jamaican 4x100m relay team
Bolt announced himself as a sporting superstar by storming to the 100m crown in Beijing 2008 in a world record 9.69 seconds, even slowing down to celebrate before reaching the line.
In the Beijing 200m, he ended Michael Johnson's reign as world record holder by racing to victory in 19.30secs.
The 2009 World Championships in Berlin saw gold medals in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m alongside his Jamaican team mates.
Two years later, at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Bolt showed his metal by winning the 200m after being sensationally disqualified from the 100m final for a false start.
Bolt finished the championships with another gold and another world record as Jamaica won the relay in 37.04.
London 2012 saw another rush of golds for the Jamaican.
2008 Olympic Games, Beijing – 100m Bolt announced himself as a sporting superstar by storming to the 100m crown in a world record 9.69 seconds, even slowing down to celebrate before reaching the line
2009 World Championships, Berlin – 100m Bolt shattered his world record with a run of 9.58s to take golD
2009 World Championships, Berlin – 200m The world’s fastest man took the 200m mark to new heights by clocking 19.19
2009 World Championships, Berlin – 4x100m relay Bolt added a third gold with his Jamaican team-mates in the sprint relay in a time of 37.31
2011 World Championships, Daegu – 200m Having been sensationally disqualified from the 100m final for a false start, Bolt