Usain Bolt set an unofficial time of 2 minutes and 40 seconds in the 800-meter race.© Instagram
Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, retired one day on Tuesday here in Jamaica for a promotion race – the first time he tried his fast pace in the 800 meters. The world record in the 100 and 200 meters and the eight-time Olympic gold medal was set at an unofficial time of 2:40 in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, in the style of an exhibition.
The fans had high hopes of going to the race, but they did not achieve the expected result, as Bolt maintained his easy course for the entire race. While the race had a slight tinge, Bolt was sweating profusely, saying his lungs were “fire”. “I thought it was going to be easier. It’s not like that,” Bolt said. “Hats off to 800-meter runners. But for me, I like a challenge,” Olympics.com quoted Bolt after the exhibition race.
“I did a lot of cardio to prepare,” Bolt added. “I think I should have done a little more.”
Asked if it was the start of a comeback, the Jamaican quickly replied, “No, no, this is the only thing.” The men’s 800-meter world record is a minute faster than Bolt’s performance (David Rudishak 1: 40.91 in 2012).
Bolt achieved worldwide fame at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for winning the double sprint Victory, which made him the first person to make two records since the time was fully automatic. An eleven-time world champion, he is the most successful male athlete in the history of the Bolt Championship.
Bolt broke his 100-meter world record by 9.58 seconds in 2009 – the biggest improvement since electronic time began. He has twice broken the 200-meter world record, setting a time of 7.30pm in 2008 and 19.19 in 2009.
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