Usain Bolt decides not to Race again for rest of 2015
Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt has decided to call an end to his season after withdrawing from the Brussels Diamond League meet due to fatigue.
Bolt confirmed on Monday in a Facebook post that he will not race again in 2015.
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Bolt withdrew from the Diamond League finale in Brussels on Friday due to fatigue.
The meet was scheduled to be his last of 2015.
He stated that he is thinking ahead to 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, and is happy to have ended his 2015 season without injury, despite looking forward to competing in Brussels.
“After the excitement of the past few weeks, I have decided not to race again in 2015,” Bolt wrote on his Facebook page.
“I am already thinking about next year and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where I will attempt to defend my titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m. I will enjoy a short break from training now to recharge before resuming background training next month.”
Speaking about his decision not to run on Friday, Bolt added:
“I have competed in Brussels many times over the years and it is always one of the best meets on the circuit. The track is fast and they always have a full house.”
“I was looking forward to running there this year but I’m happy to end the season without any injuries and ready to go for 2016.”
The 29-year-old won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at last month’s World Championships in Beijing.
Bolt will defend his 100-meter, 200-meter and 4×100-meter relay titles at the 2016 Olympics.
Bolt has not lost an individual race since June 5, 2013.
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