Thursday 23 January 2020

Usain Bolt cruises through 100m heat to move one step closer to golden goodbye

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates during the Men's 100 metres heats during day one of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 4, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates during the Men's 100 metres heats during day one of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 4, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Guy Aspin

Usain Bolt moved a step closer to a golden goodbye as he cruised through the 100 metres heats at the World Championships in London.

Back at the stadium where the Jamaican declared himself a "living legend" after retaining his 100m and 200m titles at the 2012 Olympics, the 30-year-old recovered from an awful start to win his heat in 10.07 seconds.

Bolt, who is bringing the curtain down on his glittering career at these championships, was met with the customary huge cheers whenever he appeared on the big screen.

He whispered "number one" when the camera panned to him on the start line, but the shake of the head at the finish was proof he was less than happy with his run.

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