Usain Bolt defeated for the first time in a decade

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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, left, crosses the finish line ahead of USA's Justin Gatlin in the Men's 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Posters and pictures of Bolt, track's No. 1 star, seen in Doha, Qatar, helped his focus, Gatlin said Wednesday, May 13, 2015, because he doesn't have to conjure up mental images of the man he wants to dethrone this year as sprinting's king. Gatlin has arrived in Doha for the start of the Diamond League season. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

The greatest sprinter in history, Usain Bolt was defeated in the 100m final on Saturday at the 2017 London IAAF World Championships.

It marked the first final Bolt lost of any kind in over four years, spoiling what could have been a perfect ending to a storybook career.

Bolt’s world records may remain standing, but he would not accomplish his goal of remaining undefeated in the 100m through the end of his career. Justin Gatlin defeated Bolt in the final, running 9.92 for the gold to Bolt’s 9.95.

Bolt will return later in the championships to anchor Jamaica’s 4x100m team in the hopes of one final gold medal.

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