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    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, left, takes the baton off Michael Campbell during a men’s 4x100-meter relay first round heat during the World Athletics Championships in London
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    Usain Bolt Leads Jamaica Into Relay Final Of His Farewell Event

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    • Usain Bolt’s career’s farewell race will be the 4x100m final at the World Championships in London
    • The final starts 2:20AM IST and will be broadcast on Star Sports.
    • Bolt ran the qualifying heat, winning with a time of 37.95 seconds.

    Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year.

    Bolt, who announced on Monday that he would also run in the heats, will race for the last time in the final on Saturday when he hopes to bow out with his 20th global championship title.

    Running the last leg, Bolt eased home, looking over his shoulder, as Jamaica won the second of the two semi-final heats in 37.95 seconds, ahead of France (38.03) and China (38.20).

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt anchors the Men’s 4x100m relay team to a win a heat during the World Athletics Championships in London
    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt anchors the Men’s 4x100m relay team to a win a heat during the World Athletics Championships in London

    Jamaica are aiming for a fifth successive world title in the event but will face a stiff challenge from the U.S. who won the first heat in 37.70 seconds, with Christian Coleman, silver medallist in the 100 metres, running the anchor leg.

    "It feels like second nature because we work well together. We are confident we can win. We will go and prepare well for tonight," said Michael Rogers, who ran the first leg for the United States.

    Britain were second in the first heat in 37.76, also faster than Jamaica's time, while Japan were third. Canada and Turkey also qualified as the fastest losers.

    Bolt's presence ensured a capacity crowd for the morning session. "It's hard to be sad because of the energy I'm getting from the crowd," said the Jamaican, who suffered a rare defeat in the 100 metres when he took bronze.

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