'Thank You, Jamaica:' Usain Bolt Wins Final Race in Native Country as He Gears Up to Retire
The fastest man alive is going out with a bang
The fastest man alive is going out with a bang.
The crowd at the sold-out stadium erupted in cheers as fireworks lit up the sky following Bolt’s win, according to ESPN. He beat out his competitors with a time of 10:03, the sports site reports.
“This was special. There are no words,” Bolt said after the race, according to Jamaican publication The Gleaner.
“I could not have done this without my parents, my friends, my best friend NJ, I want to thank Jamaica, I never expected this. It’s big to see everybody turn out, it shows that they appreciated what I did and it was an honor for me.”
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The eight-time Olympic gold medalist has said that he plans to retire in August after the world championships in London, ESPN reports.
“We’ll see how it goes, we’re taking our time,” he added.