Rather than bemoaning a far from fitting end to the 30-year-old's distinguished career, the crowd inside London Stadium were lost in celebration for the victorious home nation.
He handed the baton on in ideal style to Darren Talbot who maintained the lead around the top bend before giving Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake enough of a lead that he might be able to hold off the chasing Coleman and crucially Bolt. "But I've proven that I'm the greatest in this sport and, for me, it's mission accomplished".
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Usain Bolt failed to make it to the finishing line in his last race.
Justin Gatlin, the new world 100m champion who was a member of the USA silver medal winning team said the cool conditions and a decision to get athletes on the track early and have extended introductions might have affected Bolt's injury.
Typically, Bolt's only thoughts were with the team mates he felt he had let down.
Felix has won 14 medals at the world championships and can move up to 16 if she runs the 4x400 relay and the United States wins medals in both events.
"We can try and be the best in our country and we will still come together as a team and hopefully we won't have to wait another 13 years for a global title".
After winning two more world golds in the blue riband event, Bolt raced through to an unprecedented treble of three consecutive Olympic 100m golds, an astonishing achievement in an event where injury often puts pay to a long string of victories.
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"I think it was the elements". I'm sorry he got this injury. "They had the game plan; one of them was going to sacrifice themselves. and the better man won on the day", Farah said.
"This is farewell time, I am sentimental about it already now". Expect Jamaica and U.S. to fight for golds should they get the baton round, while Germany have strong teams and Britain have high hopes of snatching a life-affirming fourth.
"They are definitely running alongside us, and that's what we need". "It was insane", Blake said.
"We keep warming up and waiting, then warming up and waiting".
"We had so much self-belief, we didn't come here to just get on the podium, we came to win and that's what we did".
"It hurts to see a true legend, a true champion go out there and struggle like that".
Gatlin who earlier in the World Champs beat Bolt in the 100m final, felt sympathy for "the man". "He was able to walk to the team bus so hopefully that signals it's not as serious as it possibly could be", Forbes said.
And in what was Gemili's first appearance of these championships at the London Stadium, he admits there is still plenty in the British tank ahead of the medal race.
His dominance of the sport in the 21st century has perhaps only been matched by Farah, but he too ended on something of a bum note, having to be content with silver in a hard-fought 5,000m final.