Usain Bolt, the six-time Olympic gold-medalist, says he can’t go on leaving sprinters in his dust forever.
And so, before time catches up to him, the Jamaican champion will retire, he says, after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he intends to go out as a winner.
“If I want to be among the greats of [Muhammad] Ali and Pele and all these guys I have to continue dominating until I retire,” Bolt told the Associated Press.
Bolt, who turned 27 a few weeks ago, recently won another three golds at the World Championships in Moscow.
“So far, [retirement] is after the Olympics in Rio,” Bolt said. “I think if I am in great shape, I’ll go there and do what I have to do. I think it will be a good time to retire, on top.”