Farewell Usain Bolt, a wonder of our sporting age

Updated 3:36 PM ET, Sat August 5, 2017

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Story highlights

  • Bolt will retire after IAAF World Championships
  • Jamaican is most successful sprinter in history
  • Will aim to add to his 11 world titles

(CNN)The end is coming. A marvel of this sporting age is one championship away from retirement, 30 seconds or so from consigning himself to history.

The age of Usain Bolt is nearly over and so the present must be cherished.
Bolt, the fastest man in history, one of the greatest sportsmen to have ever lived, will run his last race at the World Athletics Championships in London.
He will retire having left his mark on history: the first man to win three 100m Olympic titles, the world record holder in both the 100m and 200m, a winner of 23 major gold medals.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica salutes the crowd after winning 100m "Salute to a Legend " race during the Racers Grand Prix at the national stadium in Kingston