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Justin Gatlin takes gold in Usain Bolt’s farewell race, but Twitter still shows Bolt plenty of love

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt holds his national flag after placing third in the men’s 100m final during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt holds his national flag after placing third in the men’s 100m final during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. AP

American runner Justin Gatlin pulled off a stunning upset Saturday at the World Athletics Championships in London, beating out Usain Bolt in the 100-meter, the final individual race of Bolt’s dominant career.

Gatlin’s time of 9.92 seconds edged out Christian Coleman at 9.94 seconds, leaving Bolt the bronze medal at 9.95.

The upset was a shock to the 60,000 fans in attendance, as well as Gatlin, who called the win “surreal.”

It also stirred plenty of response on Twitter, where thousands chimed in about the race, Gatlin’s past and Bolt’s incredible career.

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