Usain Bolt brought the curtains down on a grueling but hugely successful season with a win at the Zurich Diamond League on Thursday (August 30).
The 6-foot-5 Jamaican sprint legend set a new meet record of 19.66 seconds to win the 200 meter in what would be his final race of the season.
Bolt braved the chilly temperatures and rain to put on a show for his fans who he say are his inspiration.
“The fans, those are the guys I come out here to run for,” Usain Bolt said. “If things were different, if it were up to me, I would just call it a season.”
“It’s been a long season and it’s been mentally draining and physically hard for me. So for me to actually finish the season on a high is good for me,” Bolt added.
Bolt, who recently visited the world famous German doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, says he is happy to finish his season free of injuries. However, he did admit that he was not feeling a hundred percent.
“My back is deteriorating a little bit so I don’t want to push my body and then pull a hamstring before the end of the season and then I have to go to the doctor and then I have to start the season off slower than I normally would,” Bolt told reporters.
“So I want to make sure that at the end of the season I want to make sure I am fit and ready to start the next season,” he added.
Usain Bolt took home three gold medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games cementing his place in track & field history as the greatest sprinter of all time.