Usain Bolt Gets Ready To Run Last Race In Jamaica

Usain Bolt Gets Ready To Run Last Race In Jamaica

Usain Bolt Gets Ready To Run Last Race In Jamaica

Jamaica is considered the sprint capital of the world and the National Stadium is the venue where Bolt launched his worldwide career, competing and winning as a 15-year-old at the World Junior Games in 2002.

As every sports fan knows, Bolt has risen to an unprecedented dominance of sprinting in the intervening decade and a half with eight Olympic titles and another 11 gold medals in the world championships.

"Just the atmosphere and the people".

Sprint king Usain Bolt is determined to go out in a blaze of glory when he runs his final race in Jamaica this weekend, even though his preparations have been disrupted by the death of his close friend Germaine Mason.

"There is no words", Bolt said. When I was growing up, my role models were Don Quarrie, Herb McKenley.

Bolt ran in front of a sea of green and yellow clad Jamaican fans who showed their pride by dancing, waving flags and blowing vuvuzela horns while fireworks lit the sky.

"It's gonna be a great reception", he said.

"I never expected this".

"It's Big to see everybody that turned out".

Eric Hollreiser, vice-president of corporate communications at PokerStars, added: "Usain Bolt is a fierce competitor who pushes his game to the limits, but he's also one of the most-liked athletes in the world".

Since this was his first 100m of 2017, Bolt said he was more concerned with putting on a good show Saturday as he eases his way into the season.

Bolt was honoured during a 20 minute ceremony on the infield which was attended by his coach Glen Mills and Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

"The support and the energy in the stadium was just magnificent and I know it will be the same ..."

Usain Bolt of Jamaica dominated the men's 100m.

"My execution was bad and my start was poor", he said of Saturday's race.

“If I can execute my race and Im in top shape I feel like I can do that.”. It launched his career and led him to signing a big contract with Puma - the same company that sponsors Bolt.

Bolt easily topped the field with a time of 10:03.

A "who's who" of modern track greats, including world record holders Wayde Van Niekerk and David Rudisha and double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah, will be among those participating in the meet.

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