- Title: 'Unbeatable' - Usain Bolt on his legacy and future
- Date: 2nd August 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 1, 2017) (REUTERS) SPRINTER, USAIN BOLT, WALKS OUT ONSTAGE
- Embargoed: 16th August 2017 09:19
- Keywords: Usain Bolt sprint London World Championships athletics running run 100 metres
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Athletics,Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SBSZ7J
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- Story Text:Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt said he wants to be remembered as the man who was 'unbeatable' and 'unstoppable' after he retires following the upcoming IAAF World Championships in London.
The 30 year-old was speaking at a press event on Tuesday (August 1) where he also revealed his post-retirement plans.
Bolt said it will be hard to move on and no longer have the 'rush' of competition but he added that he plans on remaining in the sport by flying all over the world to inspire young athletes.
The Jamaican also joked he could take up a football career and is waiting for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to sign him up.
Bolt has completed the sprint double at the last three Olympics and had he not been disqualified ahead of the 100 meters final at Daegu in 2011, the 30-year-old could have matched that feat at the last four world championships.
In an era blighted by doping scandals, the Jamaican has almost single-handedly kept the sport afloat but his commanding reign will come to an end when he retires after next month's world championships, finally allowing other sprinters a look-in.
In the simple matter of who will take his place at the top of the 100 meters podium either at or after London, Canada's Olympic sprint medalist Andre de Grasse appears to be just ahead of the pack as the leading candidate.
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