The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to a golden 4x100m relay world record in the final race of the 13th world athletics championships on Sunday.

Like so often before, Bolt crossed the line all on his own and once again his performance cast all others into the shade.

Mo Farah had been magnificent in clinching 5,000m gold for Britain in a superb race that would have proved a fitting climax to a dramatic Daegu games, but now that accolade must go to Bolt and his compatriots who set the first world record of the championships in its final event.

With an eye on the clock for what seemed like 50 meters, as soon as Bolt crossed the line he hurled his baton high into the crowd and the infectious celebrations began.

His dancing can only be described as world class, too.

“For me, it was just to go out there fast. We did just that. I am proud of my team,” Bolt said after setting the 37.04 record.

“I am happy with myself. I enjoyed being the anchor. I had a little problem with my Achilles. I can’t run the bend. It was decided I would run the anchor. Yohan Blake ran a great bend. I am happy with that.”