Usain Bolt Set To Compete For The First Time In 2017
International sprint star Usain Bolt will compete for the first time since the Rio Olympics on this Saturday in Australia, embarking on the final season of his sprinting career.
The Jamaican said he will run in a 4x100m relay race at the first of three legs of the Nitro Athletics series in Melbourne, Australia. The series continues Thursday and the following Saturday, also in Melbourne.
Bolt arrived in Melbourne on Wednesday and has ruled out coming back in 2018 for a farewell race at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
“I have thought about it [Gold Coast], I have really put some thought into it but it’s not going to happen,” Bolt said
“Because to come out here next season to really train as hard as I need to get to the level that I need to win, it’s not going to happen,” he further said.