DEFLATED SPEARMON

Associated Press
Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, runs to win gold in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Others runners are, from left, South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana, Jamaica's Warren Weir and United States' Wallace Spearmon. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, runs to win gold in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Others runners are, from left, South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana, Jamaica's Warren Weir and United States' Wallace Spearmon. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A devastated Wallace Spearmon is saying he's "sorry I let you down."

The American just finished fourth behind three Jamaican runners — including winner Usain Bolt — in the 200 meter.

"I'm going to go home and work harder. I'm sorry I let you down," Spearmon says. "You have good days, you have bad days and you have those days. It wasn't the best day and it wasn't the worst. It just wasn't my day."

Of Bolt, Spearmon says: "He ran a great race. The guy is just on another planet right now."

Is Bolt the best ever? Spearmon was sobbing: "I just can't answer that right now. I'm sorry."

— Jenna Fryer — Twitter http://twitter.com/jennafryer

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