Options for Bolt Until Rio, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Bolt in his natural state, 2012 London, photo by PhotoRun.net

After seeing Usain Bolt race this summer, I have to admit, I think the guy can do about anything he sets his mind to. The reason why the world finds him fascinating is that he has fun, and makes few egotistical demands as many professional athletes do. That relaxed approach, his obvious speed and talent and his entertaining post race celebrations keep many on the edge of their seats. I have witnessed Bolt stand and autograph for fans for up to ninety minutes after an event. 

If he say 9.4 for the 100 meters and 19 seconds for 200 meters, get ready sports fans! 


NEW YORK (USA): „It's going to be harder, for sure," says Usain Bolt about his future years for Sports Illustrated. „I'm older. My coach says my peak should be at 27, but I have to make sure to keep my back in check. I'm going to get somebody to work on it all the time. I have to stay really focused on it. I don't want it to happen again." That is the general plan. Better health and a 100-200 double in Rio. „Between now and Rio," says his agent Ricky Simms, „we have to find challenges to keep him motivated and keep him getting out of his bed in the morning. There are a couple ways to do that. One, change to another event, like the long jump or the 400. Two, he's always had to train for the 100 meters while also taking care of endurance for the 200. What about running the 60 meters indoors and trying to get down to 9.4 in the 100 outdoors after that? Three, concentrate just on the 200 and not do all that start work for the 100. Try to take the 200 record under 19 seconds. Those are the discussions we will be having." Writes Sports Illustrated.

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