Usain Bolt talks about his final season of competitive sprinting, stating that he’s not worried about losing.
Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt sits down with ESPN to discuss his final season of competitive sprinting and the role the fans have played throughout his career.
He has four dates left for his swan song: June 10 in his native Jamaica; June 28 in Ostrava, Czech Republic; July 21 in Monaco; and the World Championships 100-meter final on Aug. 5 in London, where the United Kingdom’s large Jamaican population will send their hero off in grand green-and-gold fashion.
Bolt will run only the 100 and 4×100 relay this summer. He’s skipping the 200, which allows him to avoid much of the grueling preparation he has always disliked.
Barring injury or other catastrophe, Bolt should cross the finish line in London ahead of the field, spread his arms and receive one last jolt of electric excitement from more than 50,000 fans.
He swears it will be his last race.