ATHLETICS

Bolt to relax training regime, dedicates his last season to fans

Nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt dedicated what is set to be his last track season to his fans, with the Jamaican sprint star saying his training regime was now 'more relaxed'.

Usain Bolt
OZAN KOSE AFP

Nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt dedicated what is set to be his last track season to his fans, with the Jamaican sprint star saying his training regime was now 'more relaxed'.

However, the 30-year-old insisted Monday that his will to win was undimmed.

The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt.

The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt.

More relaxed training regime

'It's more relaxed, me and my coach will discuss, we're going to change my training regime, different things so it's not going to be as intense as the seasons before,' Bolt said Monday ahead of the London premiere of 'I am Bolt', a documentary film charting his career in the 18 months leading into this year's Rio Olympics.

Bolt, who is set to bring the curtain down on his brilliant career at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London in August, added: 'It's mainly because my fans are..there's a few people who are my friends, my close friends and a few other of my fans said that they really never see me competing live so I am giving people opportunity now to come and see me at my last world championships or maybe in Jamaica, my last run in Jamaica and stuff like that.

For the fans

'So it's mainly for the fans this season.'

Nevertheless, he added: 'I never want to lose, in any way. Even a simple board game I don't want to lose so for me the fact that I say it's for my fans, I still want to go out and compete at my best. But it's not so much pressure as it is like for the past eight years where I have to consistently win.