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Usain Bolt says: "I'm a legend"

Friday, June 09, 2017 - 01:12

Usain Bolt says: ''I'm a legend'' as he gets ready to run last home race in Jamaica this weekend.

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SHOWS: KINGSTON, JAMAICA (JUNE 8, 2017)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. USAIN BOLT WALKING INTO NEWS CONFERENCE AND GREETING FELLOW RUNNERS 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) USAIN BOLT AFTER BEING ASKED IF HE BELIEVES HE IS A LEGEND, SAYING: "I think I'm a legend, I work hard, I've done everything I can possibly do to prove myself as one of the greatest athletes ever so yeah." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) USAIN BOLT ON THIS WEEKEND'S FINAL JAMAICAN EVENT AND WHAT HIS PLANS ARE AFTER RETIREMENT, SAYING: "I know the stadium's gonna be full so I know it's gonna be high energy and it's gonna be one big party and big fun, it's gonna be a bit promotional but I'm definitely looking forward to it. What I'm gonna do after I retire, there's so many ways which I could go, I definitely wanna stay as close to track and field as possible, I want to be as close to it as I can possibly be, I want to do a lot of charity work, I've always said I want to try football but we'll see how that goes, so there's many things that I want to do but we'll see what happens." STORY: Usain Bolt told reporters on Thursday (June 8) in Kingston that he believes he is an athletics legend as he prepares for his final race on home soil this weekend. The 30-year-old multiple Olympic gold medallist, who announced that he will retire after the world championships in London in August, is scheduled to run in the 100 metres at Saturday's Racers Grand Prix. For Jamaicans, Bolt is a legend and ranks as a national treasure, transcending his sport just as Brazilian Pele does in soccer and American Muhammad Ali did in boxing. A 'who's who' of modern track greats, including world record holders Wayde Van Niekerk and David Rudisha and double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah, will be among those participating in the meet.

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Usain Bolt says: "I'm a legend"

Friday, June 09, 2017 - 01:12