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Usain Bolt is set to retire after the World Championships in London..

Usain Bolt says no to developing a belly after retirement

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In a recent interview with the BBC, 11-time Olympic gold medalist and multiple world record holder Usain Bolt said he will not be making a u-turn on his decision to retire after the World Championships in London later this year.

Bolt's massive personality will undoubtedly be missed by all involved with the sport, with his ability to fill stadiums all over the world being second to none.

However, while the world will be sad to see him go, no one can begrudge the Jamaican his well-earned retirement after an incredible, unrivaled career.

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Bolt also revealed that he has a bet with his managers as to how long it will take him to develop a belly after he hangs up his running spikes.

He said: "I have a bet on, with my managers, they've given me two years before I get a belly, but I can't let that happen!"

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When asked if he had any regrets, Bolt said: "No, no regrets. If you look at a lot of athletes, that's one thing that has damaged their careers just a bit. By being so dominant throughout their career, retired, then miss the sport, then coming back into the sport to something different.

"I don't think my coach will coach me anymore either!"

Bolt also made it clear that he wants to finish his career on a high, saying: "I've done what I wanted to do, I've done great in the sport and obviously people want to see more and more but in the end, you as a person have to decide, this is it.

"I don't want to continue and then at the end I start losing because I hate losing."

All the same, the day the world watches Usain Bolt fly around a track for the last time will be a sad one, and his antics and ability will be greatly missed.

His contribution to the sport has been nothing short of monumental, and he has drawn thousands upon thousands of people to the sport that would have previously not been interested in athletics.

While the thought of Bolt, one of the most athletic and muscular specimens on the planet, with a belly is hard to imagine, an athletics world without him is perhaps even harder to picture.

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Mo Farah
Olympics
Commonwealth Games
Athletics
Tyson Gay
Usain Bolt

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