Usain Bolt says he will retire after 2016 Olympics

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Usain Bolt plans to retire after 2016 Olympics

One of the world’s most decorated athletes has declared that he will be calling it quits after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Usain Bolt stated that he wants to win more gold and in order to be mentioned among the greats in history, he needs to dominate until he retires.

Via USA Today:

“So far, (it) is after the Olympics in Rio,” Bolt said of his retirement plans. “I think if I am in great shape, I’ll go there and do what I have to do. I think it will be a good time to retire, on top.

“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 ahead of his final race this season in the 100 at Friday’s Van Damme Memorial.

At 27 years old, Bolt already has a plethora of medals including six gold medals from the Olympics. With several records in his name, Bolt may be one dominating Olympics away from having that goal of being remembered as one of the greats come to fruition.

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