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Bolt to begin training next month for final year of his athletics career

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 00:55

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Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt will get back on track next month to train after earlier announcing he will retire from athletics in 2017. SHOWS: KINGSTON, JAMAICA (OCTOBER 14, 2016)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. SPRINTERS USAIN BOLT AND ASAFA POWELL (ON LEFT) WITH JAMAICAN PRIME MINSTER ANDREW HOLNESS (IN MIDDLE) AT PARTY TO CELEBRATE JAMAICAN OLYMPIC SUCCESS 2. BOLT SPEAKING TO REPORTER ABOUT EVENT 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) USAIN BOLT SAYING: "Yes I was gonna, I was always gonna be a part of this at least, Jamaica showed that they really love and support us as always." (SOUNDBITE)(English) REPORTER ASKING: "You gave to Haiti, explain to us you gave to Haiti, you thought of Haiti, what exactly you gave to Haiti?" (SOUNDBITE)(English) USAIN BOLT SAYING: "For me we have teamed with Food For The Poor and we have donated in our bid to help, it's not as much as they said initially, but we really give and are trying to help as best as possible." (SOUNDBITE)(English) REPORTER ASKING: "And you'll get back in training when?" (SOUNDBITE)(English) USAIN BOLT SAYING: "Start of next month." 4. BOLT AND POWELL AT PARTY STORY: Jamaica's Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt said late Friday (October 14) that he will return to the track for training next month after earlier announcing that he will retire from athletics in 2017. Bolt will run his last race on home soil at the June 10 Racers Grand Prix before retiring from competition two months later. The 30-year-old, who won the 100 metres at this year's Racers Grand Prix, has said said he plans to retire from the sport after the Aug. 5-13 world championships in London having won nine Olympic gold medals. Attending a party in Jamaica's capital of Kingston to celebrate their Olympic success, Bolt said he will start training next month. The sprint star also said he is trying to help the neighboring island of Haiti after it was devastated by recent hurricane. "We have teamed with Food For The Poor and we have donated in our bid to help, we really give and are trying to help as best as possible." The Jamaican drew down the curtain on his Olympic career in August by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games.

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Bolt to begin training next month for final year of his athletics career

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 00:55