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Bolt To Mull Retirement After 2016 Olympics

WT24 Desk

Jamaican Usain Bolt will decide after next year’s Rio Olympics whether to retire or continue until the London 2017 world championships. The Jamaican star Bolt told the BBC after in Thursday’s 10th career world title in Beijing, in the 200m, that he is `50-50’ on whether he will compete in London, where he won a second Olympic treble in 2012.

 

“I really want to run at London but I think the sport is not as fun as it used to be. It’s more taxing,’’ he said. “I can’t enjoy it as much as I want to because I have to be sacrificing a lot more so it’s 50-50.’’ He added at the post-200m news conference: “It’s all about how I feel after Rio and if I feel I can really put my body through one more season.

 

“If I’m going to be focused and I’m going to be determined. That will determine if I compete after Rio.’’ Bolt has been on the circuit for a decade and will turn 31 in August 2017. His multi-million dollar contract with sports goods makers Puma reportedly runs until that year, The Leadership reports.

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