Usain Bolt made an emotional farewell to field and track, ABC AU reported. The world's fasted man made a slow and final honor lap at the World Athletics Championships, the day after he suffered a hamstring injury in what will be his last event.

Usain Bolt, Muhammad Ali, Pelé, Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams are just some of the athletes that have transcended time and are considered the greatest in each of their sports.

Countless medals, belts, and trophies have been awarded to these athletes as proof for their greatness. Most of the athletes on this list have retired and moved on with their lives but left a legacy that will last a lifetime.

Usain Bolt was open about his retirement even before the 2016 Rio Olympics began. He has said countless times that this season will be his last. He confirmed right after the Olympic games that his last appearance will be at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Countless Medals

Usain Bolt started racing at the age of 12 and since then has won almost everything, if not all there is to win in Track And Field competitions. At the age of 15, he won his first world gold medal at the 2002 World Junior Championship in front of his countrymen, and he said in his move bio “I am bolt” that it was the most special medal for him because he won it at home.

He won 9 gold medals in 3 consecutive Olympic Games; 3 gold medals in 100m, 200m, and 4X100M Relay.

He also won 9 gold medals in 3 consecutive World Championships in the same categories. He could’ve easily won 12 gold medals on 4 consecutive World Championships but it was tainted when he false-started in the 100m competition on the 2011 World Championships which caused him to be disqualified. He then destroyed the rest of the competition after that disappointment, winning both gold medals in the 200m and 4x100m relay.

World and Competition Records

Usain Bolt has made a handful of world records and has even broken some of the world records he had made previously. Currently, he is holding the world record in the 100m race with the time of 9.58s, 200m with the time of 19.19s, and 4x100m relay with the time of 36.84s alongside his teammates Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, and Yohan Blake.

He also holds some non-IAAF world record events. He holds 50m, 60m, 150m, 150m straight, and Swedish relay of the outdoor events with times of 5.47s, 6.31s, 14.44s, 14.35s, and 1 min 46.59s respectively. He has also holds the record for the indoor 100m with a time of 9.58s.

It is really hard to see one of the greatest athletes in this lifetime go, but it’s harder to see him walk-out of the sport in pain. Usain Bolt’s greatness deserves an ending the same as Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant had, who ended their careers on a high note.

But even if he ended his career the way none of us expected, he will still be considered the greatest track and field athlete of all time and will forever remain in our hearts.