No regrets for retiring Bolt

I definitely won't miss the training: Jamaican

No regrets for retiring Bolt
Usain Bolt has no regrets as he prepares to hang up his spikes in August and says he is looking forward to watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a spectator.

“For me it will just be a joy,” the world’s fastest man told AFP on Thursday.

“It will be a joy to sit back and watch it and remember, and get that feeling about all those athletes competing at the Olympics.  I look forward to just being an outsider and helping anyway I possibly can.”

The reigning Olympic and World champion in the 100M and 200M will run his last race on Jamaican soil at the second annual Racers Grand Prix on Saturday at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Bolt has four events left before retirement - this weekend’s Kingston meet, Ostrava on June 28, Monaco on July 21 and the August 4-13 World Championships in London.

A who’s who of track and field stars will pay tribute at the Racers in an emotional Jamaican farewell for Bolt.

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 international career, competing and winning as a 15-year old at the World Junior Games in 2002.

Bolt hasn’t lost an individual race since 2013 and his streak appears to be safe with Saturday’s scheduled 100 metres as he will race against mainly Jamaican team-mates.

Asafa Powell withdrew this week with an injury leaving Bolt with Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Nickel Ashmeade in his heat.

It will be the first time he has run with Carter since Jamaica’s 2008 Beijing Olympics relay team had to return their gold medals because of a retest of Carter’s doping sample which came out positive.

“I definitely won’t miss the training,” said Bolt, the triple world record holder in 100M, 200M, 4x100M relay. “Every athlete that runs fast will tell you that.”

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