World Championships 2017: Usain Bolt 'says goodbye to everything' as he retires

From BBC - August 13, 2017

Usain Bolt said he was "saying goodbye to everything" and "almost cried" as his successful career came to a close at the World Championships in London.

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt, 30, is retiring from athletics having illuminated the sport like few others.

"It's really sad that I have to walk away now," said the Jamaican, who completed a lap of honour of London Stadium on Sunday's closing night.

"I was saying goodbye to the fans and saying goodbye to my events also."

When asked if he would consider a return to racing, he replied: "I have seen too many people retire and come back just to make it worse or to shame themselves.

"I wo not be one of those people."


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