Bolt Sets Last Race In Jamaica For June

By Tony Nwanne

Jamaica’s Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will run his last race on home soil at June’s Racers Grand Prix before retiring from competition two months later, he said on Friday.

The 30-year-old has already said he plans to retire from the sport after the Aug. 5 to Aug. 13 world championships in London having won nine Olympic gold medals.

Bolt had won the 100 metres at this year’s Racers Grand Prix.

Usain Bolt wins gold in the men’s 100m final as Justin Gatlin of the USA wins silver at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing on August 23. “The Racers Grand Prix on June 10 will be my last race, it will be the last time I run in Jamaica,” Bolt told Television Jamaica’s “Smile Jamaica” morning magazine programme.

The Jamaican, who drew down the curtain on his Olympic career in August by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games, will resume training next month. Bolt has wild card entries for both the 100 and 200 metres at the worlds but remains undecided on whether he will run one or both events. He only said it would be his last competition. “Yes, I am definitely going to retire after the world championships in London, that will be my last one,” said Bolt.

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