Usain Bolt Says Breaking Records Not a Priority

Esther Moore
June 11, 2017

A concert featuring some of the Jamaica's biggest dancehall artists is also planned, but Mr. Gordon wanted to keep some of the show to himself, but he said the sprinter would be in for a surprise.

Van Niekerk and Simbine have been training with Bolt this week, and the former said: "It's a massive privilege to be here and pay respect for what he has done for track and field".

"He's an fantastic treasure for Jamaica, not just as an amazingly successful sprinter and the fastest man in the world but as a human being with his contribution to his country".

Jamaica is considered the sprint capital of the world over successive Olympics and World Championships 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.

Bolt will line up in the last race on the schedule - the "Salute to a Legend" 100m race against fellow countrymen Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Jevaughn Minzie, and Nickel Ashmeade.

The 22-year-old De Grasse took silver behind Bolt in the 200 at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and bronze behind Bolt and Justin Gatlin in the 100.

With a personal best of 18.21 which is just eight centimetres outside the triple jump world record of 18.29, Taylor is the closest person to breaking a world record this season. "He knows me very well and what I need to do to get there", he said.

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British multiple Olympic and world championship gold medallist Mo Farah clocked seven minutes 41.20 seconds to land the 3,000 ahead of Australian Patrick Tierman and Jamaica's Kemoy Campbell.

"I know it's gonna be just one big party".

"There is just one Bolt".

"I promised him (Mills) that I will try to be a part of Racers Track Club as much as possible", Bolt told Reuters.

'So for me it's just one step at a time and I am just happy to be back.

"We have a strong relay team, and I also hope to win a final in London". "But I am feeling quite positive (and) it's really just taking every race as it comes and I am glad", Van Niekerk told the Jamaican Observer. Everywhere in the world I go people keep saying: "See you in London". "What bothers me most is athletes coming up through the ranks and when they get to certain level they always want to beat me".

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