The team consisting of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt took control of the race early giving Bolt a lead when handed the baton for the final leg.
Usain Bolt was coming off a win in the 200-meter after a disappointing disqualification in the 100-meter
that led to a win by the 21-year-old Jamaican Yohan Blake.
Bolt's elimination for a false start in the 100m created a debate over the controversial false-start rule which allows for no second chances in the event a runner begins before the gun has sounded.
The IAAF defended the tough zero-tolerance false start rule today, saying
just because Bolt was disqualified they were not going to 'revisit the rule'.
Bolt agreed with IAAF President Lamine Diack and called
the disqualification a "learning experience."
"I'm not going to say it should be changed. It has taught me a lesson, focus and stay in blocks. My coach has been telling me this for months.The guy with the gun gives the command and we should listen and not anticipate the gun and I've learned from that and wish to move on from that," said Bolt.
The Jamaican relay team finished ahead of France and Saint Kitts and Nevis to win the event. The United States failed to finish the race after dropping the baton.
On the women's side of the track, the United States won the women’s 4x100-meter relay today at the world championships, with a winning time of 41.56 seconds. Jamaica took the silver medal in 41.70 and Ukraine came in third at 42.51 seconds.