Monaco, December 3: “After last season, I kind of figured out that no matter how hard I work at this point, it probably is going to be hard to get the 200-meter world record, now my legs do not have the power to break my own record of 200 meters race” said Usain Bolt on Friday in Monaco before picking up the IAAF’s male athlete of the year award for a sixth time.
“And it’s a lot more work and for me, coming to the end of my career, I’m not trying to do too much work,” he added. He expressed his thought that he could dip under the 19-second barrier at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro but in the final, he felt his legs didn’t have a capacity to break the record.
“No more training. I don’t have to go to the track unless I want to,” he said. Bolt said that the world championship in 2007 was the turning point in his career. The sprinter believes that he has achieved a lot at the age of 30 as compared to other people.
He made it clear that his last season would be more of a farewell tour than a final drive for more records. He’s targeting a few races in his favourite places which include Ostrava, Lausanne and Paris.
Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter, regarded as the fastest human ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He also holds the world record as a part of the 4 × 100 metres relay.