Bolt Announces He Will Retire Next Year
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November 14, 2016 ( Post 1 )
Usain Bolt has revealed that his final competitive race will be in London next year.
The world’s fastest man, says he will retire from running, before he starts “embarrassing” himself.
Bolt will retire from athletics, after winning nine gold medals at three Olympic Games.
“The older you get, the more you have to sacrifice, the more disciplined you have to be and personally I don’t think I have that discipline. I know when it’s time to quit,” Bolt told Sky.
The 100m and 200m world record holder, says he spoke with some sport legends, before making his own decision.
He said: “I asked Michael Johnson ‘why did you retire when you were on top? You were dominating, no one was beating you’. He goes ‘I done everything I need to do in the sport’.
“If you get to a point where there’s no drive for you to train then just forget it, just stop or else you’re going to start losing races and start embarrassing yourself.”
A new film, ‘I Am Bolt’, will be released later this year, chronicling his preparation for the 2016 Olympics and the 30-year-old hopes it will further cement his reputation.
“Looking at Muhammad Ali and Pele and watching their films and watching them work hard and dominate their sports – I’m like, you know what, I want to be like them.
“When I retire I want people to talk about me, the drive, the dedication, I want them to talk about me. I want them to put films on about me so this is why I’m making a film about my life.”
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