Usain Bolt will surrender another world title. This one, without even taking the track.
The Jamaican great is skipping the 200 meters at the world championships, bringing an end to his string of four straight titles in his favorite event.
This was planned. The loss to Justin Gatlin — along with up-and-coming sprinter Christian Coleman — in the 100 meters? Not so much.
So far, Bolt's farewell tour in London hasn't exactly going according to design, and he'll be only a spectator when the heats of the 200 begin Monday. He still has the 4x100 relay at the end of the meet.
"I'm just disappointed I couldn't do better for (the fans), but that's how it goes...