Bolt may run sprint double in London 2017

NO MORE RECORDS: Bolt says the time for setting new world records in the 100m and 200m is now past.


    Sep 15, 2016

    Bolt may run sprint double in London 2017


    USAIN Bolt has left the door open to running in both the 100m and 200m at next year's world championships where he said he will be more focused on protecting his legacy than topping his world records.

    The Jamaican, who last month drew down the curtain on his Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games, said his plan was to contest only the 100m in London but that his coach has other ideas.

    "That's the plan but I still have to discuss it with my coach," Bolt told Television Jamaica on Tuesday.

    "(Glen Mills) still wants me to do the double but I've told him I would really like to just do the 100m, so at the start of the season we'll decide exactly what (to focus on), but that's what's on my mind."

    Bolt has wild card entries for both the 100m and 200m at the Aug 5-13 world championships by virtue of winning both events at last year's worlds in Beijing.

    But the Jamaican, who set the 100m and 200m world records of 9.58 and 19.19 seconds in 2009, said he is not planning to top either of those times.

    "No (world records), it's all beyond me now, right now it is just for me to go out there and leave with a big bang as much as possible," said Bolt.

    "I just want to go to the world championships, do my best as always and stay on a certain level and that's the plan."