Catching Up With Usain Bolt - 2 minutes read

Catching Up With Usain Bolt

What about the Americans, or is there anyone else who looks like a special talent internationally?

Throughout the year I have always told people someone might be doing so well, but for me it comes down to the championships. A lot of people show up when it’s just a one-off, but when it comes to rounds and competition and mind-set that you need in the championships, you never know.

What about the American Noah Lyles? Have you seen him run?

Yeah, I’ve seen him run, I’ve seen him compete. Last season he was doing a lot of good things, this season he has started off good. But as I said, it all comes down to the championship. Is he confident to come into a race after running three races and show up? For me he has shown that he has talent, but when the championship comes, we will see what happens.

Will you ever coach?

No. I’m definitely not a coach. My coach said I could do it, but I don’t think I have the patience.

You don’t think people would listen to you?

It’s not about listening. I know what I put my coach through when I was going through my career, so I don’t think I could handle that.

You don’t think you could handle a personality like yourself?

Yeah, and there are so many different personalities. No one is the same. So I see the difficulties the coaches have gone through over the years with different athletes. So I don’t think I could have the patience to deal with all the different personalities.

Source: The New York Times

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