Great Britain storm to surprise gold in men's 4x100m relay final at World Championships

After a week that has brought shock upsets, controversy and typically wet British weather, this year’s World Athletics Championships were finally treated to the spectacle it so desperately craved and needed: that of Great Britain storming to a surprise gold medal in the men’s 4x100m relay final on Saturday night.

It was a result nobody expected and one that overshadowed Usain Bolt’s final track appearance, which was brought to an end in tragic fashion after the Jamaican pulled up with injury on the final straight.

But while the image of the eight-time Olympian collapsed on the track nursing his calf, long after the race had finished, certainly made for an unwelcome sight, it was a night to remember for Great Britain’s golden quartet.

Danny Talbot, Adam Gemili, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and CJ Ujah ran a collective time of 37.47 seconds to beat favourites USA to first place and claim gold – their first since 2004.

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