I haven’t been following track and field very closely for the past few months. I was shocked to learn that Usain Bolt retired after the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. After watching videos of his last performances, I can see why Bolt called it quits.
The world’s fastest man actually confirmed he was retiring before the World Championsip. I think maybe Bolt realized that the world was catching up to him and wanted to finish on top. Unfortunately that didn’t happen.
In his last solo race, Bolt not only was beaten but finished 3rd! He skipped the 200m so the 400x100m was his last chance go out in a blaze of glory. I could not believe my eyes when pulled up coming down the stretch…so sad.
I, along with the rest of the world, have been following the Jamaican track star for the last decade via the Olympic Games…Beijing, London and Rio De Janeiro. He was so unbeatable that I was rooting for him to lose…I know…poor sport (USA vs Jamaica).
Not only was Usain Bolt a rock star in the world of track and field, he was also a great role model. Mr. Bolt blew everyone away on sheer talent alone…no steroids or other banned substances! I wish Bolt only the best, in retirement, and wouldn’t mind if he made a comeback 😉
Note: Being an American, I was kind of embarrassed when Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt in Mr. Lightning Bolt’s last race.I don’t know if it was because of Gatlin’s age (35 years old) or his previous doping bans.