(Trinidad Guardian) T&T and quartet of Jarrin Solomon, Jereem Richards, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon, each produced the runs of their lives to deliver as promised, the men’s 4x400 metres relay gold medal which brought the curtain down on the 2017 IAAF World Championship at the Olympic Stadium in London, England yesterday.

Their performance (2:58.12, the fastest time in the world this year and season’s best) denied the United States of America a seventh consecutive gold medal in the event and ensured that they shared in the closing events which included the greatest sprinter in the history of track and field Jamaica’s Usain Bolt honoured and paraded before a sold out stadium. Bolt, who has eight Olympic Games gold medals and 11 world championships titles was celebrated by the sporting world as his athletic career came to an end as he heads off into retirement.

On Saturday, following their semi-final run of 2:5935 seconds to qualify for the title run behind the Americans, the T&T runners had promised to “Blind them” with speed in the final and that is exactly what they did from the first leg by Solomon running from lane seven with the Americans in the favourable lane four and the home team in three.

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