Bolt ends 2014 season on a high

Bolt ends 2014 season on a high

World record holder and six times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100 meters in Thursday's IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organisers said on Sunday.

The decision, which Bolt's manager Ricky Simms confirmed to Reuters, came a day after the Jamaican sprinter ran the fastest indoor 100M ever, clocking 9.98 seconds in Warsaw.

"His coach Glen Mills feels it is now time to shut it down while he is healthy and injury free with a view on his preparations for the 2015 season," Zurich organisers said in a news release.

Mills is satisfied with the eight-times world champion's performances in the three competitions he took part in this season and Bolt will now rest, do some sponsor activities before resuming training in October, the release added.

The Jamaican had delayed the start of his season to recover from minor foot surgery and a hamstring injury.

In his only outings in an abbreviated season Bolt anchored Jamaica to 4x100M gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last month, won an exhibition race on Brazil's Copacabana beach and claimed Saturday's indoor race in Warsaw.

"Next year will be more serious with world championships," Bolt had said after the first indoor race he had competed in.

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