Usain Bolt believes Yohan Blake has enough to beat him

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Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt has recently revealed who he personally thinks has the potential to beat him after he retires.

After making history at the Rio Olympics by completing the ‘triple triple’ - winning three gold medals in three consecutive Olympics - there are less than a handful of people that could even think to match the accomplishments of the Jamaican.

However in a recent interview with Coach magazine, when asked about who could beat him, Bolt revealed he hopes his Jamaican compatriot Yohan Blake could be the one to take on that responsibility.


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Speaking ahead of his documentary ‘I Am Bolt’, which is set for release on November 28, Bolt said: “I can sit here and tell you names to look out for, names who I think are the future, but if I was to carry on running I wouldn’t even think about defeat.

"To answer your question, though, I hope and think it can be Yohan [Blake], but he needs to listen more.”

The 26-year-old has long been seen as Bolt’s heir, especially after taking silver in the in the 100m and 200m in the 2012 London Olympics, but injuries in 2013 and 2014 has seen his career slowed.

At the Rio Olympics, he finished fourth in the 100m men's and failed to reach the 200m final after finishing sixth in the semi-final. He did, however, win gold in the 4x100m relay.

Despite his progress slowing, Blake is still the recorded as second fastest man alive, with a personal best of 9.69 for the 100m - tied with American Tyson Gay - and 19.26 for the 200m. It is yet to be seen, however, if he can regain his form again.

Bolt has recently announced that he will retire in 2017, and will run his last race in the 2017 World Championships in London.

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