Twitter Pays Tribute To Usain Bolt And Mo Farah After Both Call Time On Their Glistening Careers
Saturday night marked the end of an era for the athletics world, as two of it’s greatest superstars called time on their glistening careers.
Usain Bolt, arguably the greatest sprinter of all time, and Sir Mo Farah, one of Britain’s greatest ever long distance runners, were taking part in the final track races of their careers at the World Championships in London. Bolt was part of the Jamaican 4x100m relay team, and Sir Mo was running the 5000m.
It wasn’t the fairy-tale ending that everyone hoped for though, with Bolt pulling up on the home stretch with an apparent leg injury, and Farah missing out on gold but battling to take the silver medal.
It marked the last time that either man will be seen on the track, and people on Twitter had nothing but adulation for the two iconic athletes:
Watching Usain Bolt pull up with an injury in his last race ever is legit heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/gS62X5LCOl
— Noncoverage Sports (@noncoverage) August 13, 2017
You're remembered for how you lived and not for how you died…Usain Bolt's legacy stays untouched. Legend. #Respect
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 13, 2017
Big Up to Usain Bolt Will Always be a legend
He has Retired now noooooooo will be missed to all pic.twitter.com/vFshaMZjtq
— Malco101#TEAMSKRRRR (@Malco1013) August 13, 2017
— King A (Amanda) (@KingAwritings) August 12, 2017
— Man Utd Updates (@utds_updates) August 12, 2017
Bolt probably one year too many. Sad to see him go down in his final race. Personally I think he has been amazing for the sport. #Respect
— Michael Johnson (@MJGold) August 12, 2017
Sad end to the bolt story😬 pic.twitter.com/lnPFsrnYxK
— MantseYNWA🇬🇭 (@mantsepaa) August 12, 2017
LEGEND. 🙌🏼 USAIN BOLT 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/ci9t02ysQU
— Marc Bartra (@MarcBartra) August 12, 2017
Sad that Usain Bolt's career ended the way it did but this man is one of the finest athletes the world has ever seen! Massive respect 👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZlzGNPW2EJ
— Alex Lambe 🏉 (@RugbyLambo) August 12, 2017
— Uncle. (@uncle876) August 12, 2017
A whole generation owes their track involvement to Usain Bolt! After 2008 everyone wanted to literally be him! Respect @usainbolt
— Damar Forbes (@damarforbes) August 12, 2017
Me, every time they replay the relay, realising GB won then seeing Bolt on the ground: pic.twitter.com/llPiZJcpRJ
— Shaniyaa Bludfire (@its_shanax) August 12, 2017
God know I'm not sad Bolt lost I'm sad that he is hurt and I'm sad that he probably feels like he let us down but he didn't. He did not!
— Ackee and Saltbitch (@chungswag) August 12, 2017
Everybody look right here… Bolt never went to London… as a matter of fact World Championship 2017 never bodda keep pic.twitter.com/FZN8MlDJmy
— Meliodas 🐉 (@DennisManiac) August 12, 2017
I didn't want Bolt to go out like this but he's human and he's still the greatest. Life.
— Doris Payne (@ohfads) August 12, 2017
— Jeff (@LampardtoDrogba) August 12, 2017
After the race, the man himself took to Twitter to thank all of his fans for their support.
Thank You my peeps.
Infinite love for you all🙌🏽🙌🏽
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 12, 2017
Similar praise also poured in for Mo:
One of the greatest to ever step foot on a track.
The end of an era. pic.twitter.com/PAp5oYBEUn
— Cross Country Probs (@CrossProb) August 12, 2017
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) August 12, 2017
Such an honour to be alive and see the greatest at work.
— Ryan (@RyanH579) August 12, 2017
— Jamie Collins (@J_Collins1987) August 12, 2017
Usain Bolt and Mo Farah two of the worlds greatest heroes You both have given the world so much pleasure and inspired the children of today pic.twitter.com/AD6WGNYlxm
— Pravin Chavda (@ChavdaTororo) August 12, 2017
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 12, 2017
Mo Farah and Usain Bolt are two of the greatest athletes to ever step foot on the planet. Their legacies are solidified.
— The Rich Report (@therichreport) August 12, 2017
Mo Farah has came second in the last race of his career but at least he will have a fridge full of Quorn at home.
— Callum Lyon (@CallumLyon) August 12, 2017
Started with a 5000m silver. Ended with a 5000m silver. Everything else in the middle was Gold. Take a bow Sir Mo Farah! #worldchampionships
— Adam Clift (@clifty04) August 12, 2017
Thanks for the memories #MoFarah.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 12, 2017
Congrats to these World Legends, Usain Bolt & #MoFarah 🍾🎉
What a wonderful era they gave the Athletics World 🌎
We will surely miss you 😘 😭 pic.twitter.com/y1AsDVbKki
— #9jaWitches 👻🇳🇬 (@badgalmaddie_) August 12, 2017
— Still Need a CM (@InvertdWhinger) August 12, 2017
Thanks for the memories, guys.
What did you think of their last ever races? Let us know in the comments below!
Images via Twitter/Getty/London 2012