Posted by Paul Volta on June 2, 2011 in: Track|Comments Off
Good news for anyone who secured the highly sought after tickets to the London 2012 men’s 100m final: Usain Bolt reckons it will be the fastest race of his career.
The triple Olympic gold medalist thinks he will be at the peak of his physical prowess during the Games and that it is likely to be the pinnacle of his career.
He told MSN Sport: “I definitely think I can go faster. There is always room for improvement and I will peak at 26-years-old, which is next year so I think I have scope to go faster.”
“You never know, I may be the one to run 9.4secs. I’d really like that.”
Bolt also ruled out taking up the 400m. Some commentators had touted the Jamaican for a clean sweep of London’s sprint medals, but he says the “hard work” involved in running a new distance puts him off.
Posted by Paul Volta on May 27, 2011 in: Track, Video|Comments Off
Usain Bolt made a tentative 100m return at last night’s Rome Diamond League – but still blew away the opposition to win the race.
The Jamaican (wearing blue, lane 4) – without a competitive race in nine months – got off to a horrendous start in the race. Compatriot Asafa Powell powered into an early lead and look set for victory, before Bolt hauled him back over the last 20m.
Bolt recorded a time of 9.91secs – disappointing by his own high standards. But given the poor start, it looks like there is still plenty to come.