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'Unbeatable' - Usain Bolt on his legacy and future

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 01:20

Sprinter Usain Bolt describes his legacy and talks about his future ahead of world championships.

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SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 1, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SPRINTER, USAIN BOLT, SAYING ABOUT HOW HE WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED: "Unbeatable, you know what I mean? Usain Bolt has retired unbeatable over an individual event." JACKSON: "Because you still have the relay right?" BOLT: "Yeah (laughs). I still relay, but relays you never know. That for me would be the headline, hopefully. That would be the biggest headline. Unbeatable. Unstoppable." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SPRINTER, USAIN BOLT, SAYING ABOUT WHAT HE MIGHT DO POST-RETIREMENT: "For me, I think I've always said, I've always expressed that when they're having discussion with Mr. (Sebastian) Coe and so one thing I like to do is travel around and try to inspire kids and talk to a lot of different people like coaches, younger kids, just to try and inspire them as much as possible know what I mean? Try to explain to them what I've been through through my career and help them in different ways and motivate them. So, for me, if I could do that that would be something good. Travel to all corners of the world and try to motivate and to help other people get into the sport." 4. WHITE FLASH 5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SPRINTER, USAIN BOLT, SAYING ABOUT WANTING A SOCCER CAREER: "Everybody knows that I'm always talking about football." JACKSON: "Football?" BOLT: "Yeah, for sure." JACKSON: "The transfer window is still open." BOLT: "Still open. I'm waiting on a call from (Jose) Mourinho. He's taking forever. I think he's waiting until the last day (of the transfer window)." JACKSON: "The last day?" BOLT: "Yeah, I think that's what he's waiting on." JACKSON "Okay, fair enough." STORY: 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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'Unbeatable' - Usain Bolt on his legacy and future

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 01:20