The IAAF World Relays, set for April 22-23, doesn’t seem to be a part of Usain Bolt’s farewell season.
Bolt, who said he would retire after the London 2017 World Championships this summer, is looking forward to one more race on Jamaican soil.
“My coach haven’t said anything about it (World Relays), so I doubt that I will be competing there this year,” three-time Olympic Games sprint double champion, Bolt said on local TV on the weekend.
“I am just trying to stay injury free,” he said while adding he is “looking forward to the Racers Grand Prix here in Jamaica.”
In 2015, Usain Bolt split history’s fastest anchor leg. Bolt posted unofficially 8.65 seconds, but still failed to catch USA’s Ryan Bailey, who had a magnificent distance, to take his team to victory in the men’s 4x100m final.
According to Bolt, the Racers Grand Prix will be his final race on Jamaican soil. The meet is dubbed “Salute to a Legend”
“It’s just going to be exciting and emotional,” continued the three-time World 100m champion.
“I think it might be a little bit emotional, but I am looking forward to it, it’s my coach meet, so I am exciting to be apart of it,” added the four-time World 200m champion.
Bolt, the 100m and 200m world record holder at 9.58 and 19.19, just returned from running in Australia and the Trinidad Carnival where he partied with friends, said training is going well.
“Everything is going smooth, so the key thing is to stay injury free.”
“I am just going to continue pushing myself and pushing my body and I hope it will work out,” he concluded.