Jamaican speedster Bolt prepares to retire

The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt is prepared to hang up his spikes in August and is looking forward to watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a viewer.

Talking to the media, Jamaican speedster said, “For me it will just be a joy.”

“It will be a joy to sit back and watch it and remember, and get that feeling about all those athletes competing at the Olympics. I look forward to just being an outsider and helping anyway I possibly can,” he added.

Bolt will run his last race on Jamaican soil at the second annual Racers Grand Prix tomorrow at the National Stadium in Kingston.

The reigning Olympic and World champion in the 100m and 200m has four events left before retirement – this weekend’s Kingston meet, Ostrava on June 28, Monaco on July 21 and the August 4-13 World Championships in London.

By sweeping the 100m and 200m sprint titles for a third successive Summer Games, Bolt has drawn the curtain down on his Olympic career in August last year.

Known for his signature lightning pose in Olympic stadiums after winning gold, Bolt has a reputation as a free spirit and as a prankster and that joy of life.

30 years old Bolt says, “For me I am going to miss the crowd. I enjoy playing with the crowd and the high energy. That is what I will miss about track and field.”

“I am happy for him. That he can go out on top because not everyone can go out on their own terms,” said Allyson Felix, a six-time American Olympic gold medal winner.

A who’s who of track and field stars will pay tribute at the Racers in an emotional Jamaican farewell for Bolt, who many deem to be the greatest sprinter of all time.


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