Justin Gatlin Bows to Usain Bolt After Dethroning Him in World Championships

Rivea RuffContributorAugust 6, 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  Usain Bolt of Jamaica hugs Justin Gatlin of the United States following Gatlin's win in the Men's 100 metres final in 9.92 seconds during day two of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadiu
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The "fastest man in the world" was finally upset by another runner on Saturday. 

While running in his final 100-meter race at the IAAF World Championships in London, Usain Bolt, one of the greatest athletes the sport has ever seen, was finally bested by another racer. 

American sprinter Justin Gatlin won his first championship in 12 years, finishing first at 9.92 seconds. Bolt surprisingly trailed in third, coming in behind Christian Coleman at 9.95 seconds for the bronze. 

Gatlin made sure to pay tribute to the Jamaican legend, bowing to Bolt before the pair embraced in a show of respect and sportsmanship.

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