Usain Bolt is without question the greatest ever track athlete and the Jamaican's involvement in athletics after his retirement will be paramount to ensure its relevance to a younger generation, according to Sebastian Coe.
The IAAF president watched Bolt cruise to victory in the 100 meters at the national stadium in Kingston on Saturday, the 30-year-old bidding farewell to more than 30,000 spectators at his last meeting on home soil.
Coe, who won back-to-back 1,500 meters golds among four Olympic medals, said no other sprinter could compare to the eight-times Olympic champion, who will bow out at the world championships in London.
"There's nowhere else on this planet that I would rather be tonight, than here, this was the must see moment and I'm not just saying that as the president of the world sport, I'm saying this as a fan," he added.
"This guy has transformed our sport, he's connected with young people, he's connected with people that didn't even think they liked track and field, he's turned them into lifelong fans and every single plaudit that he receives tonight, he's deserving of every syllable of it."
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