Tyson Gay openly wept. Justin Gatlin nearly broke down twice.
The emotions and tears are flowing for the Americans after Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran away with the 100 meter gold in 9.63 seconds.
Gay was overcome with disappointment after just failing to make the podium, crying his way through an interview in the mixed zone after his 9.80 time.
"Just to be part of an epic race," Gatlin said, his voice trailing off. "I just wanted to get on that podium and just be there for my country."