I don’t want to alarm anyone, but Usain Bolt lost a race.
Okay, okay, it was only the 100-meter semifinals at the world championships in London, Bolt’s final competition. And the fastest man alive still qualified for the final, which is Saturday at 4:45 p.m. Eastern. And he appeared to ease up at the end. And he only lost to Christian Coleman of the United States by 0.01 of a second (9.98 seconds to 9.97 seconds).
But still: It’s the first time Bolt has lost a 100-meter semifinal at the world championships or the Olympics. Ever.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 5, 2017