Usain Bolt wins final 100 meter race in Jamaica

A boy walks past a welcome sign depicting Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt at an intersection in his hometown of Sherwood Content Jamaica

Usain Bolt wins final 100 meter race in Jamaica

According to, Bolt said he expects his final global runs to come at August's world championships in London.

"Just the atmosphere and the people, the support they came out and give me tonight, it was really nerve-racking".

Bolt produced his trademark "Lightening Bolt" salute before the start of the race, which he won in a time of 10.03 at Kingston's National Stadium.

What a way to say goodbye. I want to stay as close to track as I can.

The crowd at the sold-out stadium erupted in cheers as fireworks lit up the sky following Bolt's win, according to ESPN.

Bolt previously said he didn't plan to run the 200 meters in his final season.

David Rudisha, the reigning Olympic and world championship victor in 800m, posted a season-best one minute 44.90 seconds but was caught and passed by his little known fellow Kenyan Willy Tarbei, who won in one minute 44.86 seconds.

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"The fans in Jamaica know that when I show up I always show up at my best", the 11-time world champion said. I sit next to world record holders and I believe that if you surround yourself with the right people they can bring me along, ' said Taylor.

"Since we have high expectations for the kid we've set up a big-time race", meet director Luigi D'Onofrio said of Tortu, who took silver in the 100 at last year's junior worlds.

The 30-year-old will bow out of athletics after August's World Championships in London and ran his final race in front of a lively home crowd as his protracted farewell from the sport kicked off.

"I will try to assist as much as possible because I love Racers, and I love my coach very much, so I definitely want to play a role", he said.

"I won't miss the training for sure", Bolt said.

The 100 and 200m world records of 10.49 and 21.34 were established by Florence Griffths-Joyner in 1988. Bolt's 100m time was not the fastest of the competition as Yohan Blake ran 9.97 in an earlier heat. "I am getting in shape and feeling good for my first race".

But there is also a serious side to Bolt which American Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix found out on Thursday.

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