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Athletics: Bolt sets sights on breaking own world record

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has set his sights on breaking his own 200-metre world record in 2014 with no competitions to distract his focus. Bolt, who was last week named IAAF male World Athlete of the Year for a fifth time, captured yet another triple gold haul at the world championships in Moscow this summer, defending his 100 and 200m titles before anchoring the Jamaican team to victory in the 4x100 relay.

Bolt says may carry on competing until 2017 worlds

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, may continue competing until the 2017 world championships in London, the Jamaican told the BBC on Thursday. The six-times Olympic champion had previously always said he planned to quit after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "I wanted to retire after Rio but my fans are saying do it one more time and then my sponsors came on board. I might go one more year. My coach says it can be done," the eight-times world championship gold medalist said.

Athletics: Bolt may defer 2016 retirement plan

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt revealed on Thursday that he may not retire in 2016 and is also hoping to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The six-time Olympic champion had previously suggested that he would bow out after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, but he hinted that he could elect to continue in the sport for one extra year. "I think that my sponsors and everybody wants me to continue so I've really sat and thought about it and maybe I will go on for one more year, and just make everybody happy," he told AFPTV.

Athletics: Bolt may defer 2016 retirement plan

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt revealed on Thursday that he may not retire in 2016 and is also hoping to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The six-time Olympic champion had previously suggested that he would bow out after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, but he hinted that he could elect to continue in the sport for one extra year. "I think that my sponsors and everybody wants me to continue so I've really sat and thought about it and maybe I will go on for one more year, and just make everybody happy," he told AFPTV.

Years of sprinting starting to take toll, says Bolt

By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The main aim next season for world and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is to stay injury free as years of dominating the 100 and 200 meters have begun to take their toll on the tall Jamaican's body. "I remember going to my doctor and he told me I had to pay close attention to my back. I know I have to be more focused on staying in shape," the 27-year old told a news conference in Brussels after the last Diamond League meeting of the year.

Bolt targets 200 record next year, retirement after Rio

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Usain Bolt has made breaking his 200metres world record the target for 2014 and reiterated his plan to retire after the 2016 Rio Games having achieved the unthinkable hat-trick of Olympic sprint doubles

Moscow worlds took time to get going, says Bolt

By Alison Wildey MOSCOW (Reuters) - Unlike triple sprint champion Usain Bolt, the Moscow world championships were a slow starter and earned the verdict of seven out of 10, could try harder from the Jamaican. "It's been a different championships, not the best but I think over the days it got better," a candid Bolt told a news conference on Sunday after adding the 4x100 meters relay gold to his 100 and 200 titles.

Athletics: Bolt equals world golds record with relay win

Usain Bolt equalled the record for the number of world golds won when he anchored the Jamaican 4x100m relay team to victory at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday. It was the Jamaican's eighth world gold medal after winning the 100 and 200m at the Berlin worlds in 2009, the 200m in Daegu in 2011, the 100 and 200m in Moscow this week, as well as golds as part of the winning Jamaican 4x100m relay squads in both 2009, 2011 and now 2013.

Athletics: Bolt equals world golds record with relay win

Usain Bolt equalled the record for the number of world golds won when he anchored the Jamaican 4x100m relay team to victory at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday. It was the Jamaican's eighth world gold medal after winning the 100 and 200m at the Berlin worlds in 2009, the 200m in Daegu in 2011, the 100 and 200m in Moscow this week, as well as golds as part of the winning Jamaican 4x100m relay squads in both 2009, 2011 and now 2013.

Athletics: Bolt eyes Rio after edging closer to world medal record

Usain Bolt revealed a track master plan that includes defending his Olympic sprint titles in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after powering to a third successive world 200m title on Saturday. It was the Jamaican's seventh world gold medal after winning the 100 and 200m at the Berlin worlds in 2009, the 200m in Daegu in 2011, the 100m in Moscow on Sunday and golds as part of the winning Jamaican 4x100m relay squads in both 2009 and 2011.
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