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Furious Yohan Blake hit out at organisers after Usain Bolt’s dramatic final race at the World Championships.

Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt sensationally pulled up injured with 50 metres to go of the 4x100 metres relay and fell to the track with Great Britain taking gold just ahead of the USA and Japan.

The race started 10 minutes later than scheduled with two medal ceremonies for the 5,000m — with Sir Mo Farah getting his silver medal — and the high jump taking place before.

Bolt's sudden injury ended his career in sorry style after he planned to retire from the track following the championships, having already won bronze in the 100m last weekend.

And Blake, who won Olympic 4x100m relay gold with Bolt and Jamaica in 2012 and 2016, believes the lengthy build-up caused Bolt's injury in London last Saturday night.

“I think they were holding us too long in the call room. The walk was too long. Usain was really cold. In fact Usain said to me, “Yohan, I think this is crazy',” said the 100m world champion from 2011.

“It was 40 minutes and two medal presentations before our run. We keep warming up and waiting, then warming up and waiting. I think it got the better of us.

|BBC

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