IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Twitter reacts to imperfect end to Usain Bolt, Mo Farah's careers

It wasn't the kind of ending everyone expected but the greatness of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah doesn't erode a bit despite their performances at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.

While participating in their respective final races of their careers on Saturday, Bolt couldn't finish the 4x100 metres relay due to muscle cramp and Farah ended up at second position in the 5000 metres event. The crowd at the London's Olympic stadium and millions around the globe saw how two of the world's greatest athletes couldn't get a perfect farewell, but they might have realised that sports is not a fairytale after all.

Even in the finals of 100 metres just few days back, Bolt fell behind and had to settle for the bronze medal after Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman took home the gold and silver respectively. While Farah won gold in the 10,000 metres event, the 34-year-old Briton lost his world 5,000 metres title to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Bolt's painful final run and Farah's silver medal finish on Saturday:

Usain Bolt also took to Twitter to thank his fans for the all support and love.


Published Date: Aug 13, 2017 03:49 pm | Updated Date: Aug 13, 2017 03:49 pm


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