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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Usain Bolt to Hang up Track Spikes After 2016 Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 may be the last time sprinting champion Usain Bolt will run down the track.

Bolt said Wednesday he wants to win three more golds in Rio and leave the sport on top as the best sprinter ever. He added that he would like to set another world record in the 200 meters next year.

“I think it will be a good time to retire, on top and just been dominating for so long,” Bolt said.

The Jamaican sprinter, who just won another three gold medals at the World Championships in Moscow, says he also wants to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games next year.

“If I want to be among the greats of (Muhammad) Ali and Pele and all these guys, I have to continue dominating until I retire,” Bolt said.

Bolt will run his final 100-meter dash of this year at Friday’s Van Damme Memorial in Brussels.

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