Jamaica: Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in Kingston

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An emotional Usain Bolt has won his final 100-metre sprint on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds in front of tens of thousands of fans in Jamaica's capital, Kingston.

The multiple Olympic and world gold medallist, who will retire after August's world championships in London, confessed to being nervous before running his last official race at home during Saturday's 2nd Racers Grand Prix.

I don't think I've ever been that nervous running a 100-metre [race]," Bolt said after a lap of honour before a packed stadium, including International Association of Athletics Federations President Sebastian Coe and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

"But I didn't expect anything spectacular ... my first race since January when I ran a 150-metre and some relays in Australia so I just wanted to stay injury-free, put on a show for the crowd and show them I'm thankful for the support over the years."

"I never expected this, I knew it was going to be big, the stadium was ram-packed so thank you guys for coming out and supporting me. "It shows that what I've done for the sport is a big deal to them and they really appreciate it," the 30-year-old said.

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