Usain Bolt‘s last race in Jamaica will be at the 2017 Racers Grand Prix, Bolt said on Jamaican TV on Friday.
That could mean Bolt will skip the 2017 Jamaican National Championships, given the Racers Grand Prix came before the Jamaican Championships in June this year.
Bolt could skip the 2017 Jamaican Championships and still be named to its 2017 World Championships team, as defending world champions have received byes into worlds in the past. Bolt skipped the Jamaican Championships in 2015 and then swept 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles at the world championships two months later.
Bolt has said he plans to retire after the 2017 Worlds in London.
Bolt won a 100m at the Racers Grand Prix on June 11 over his two biggest domestic rivals — former world-record holder Asafa Powell and 2012 Olympic 100m silver medalist Yohan Blake.
That event was held at Kingston’s National Stadium, where Bolt raced in his teenage years at the Jamaican national high school championships, better known as Champs, and often during his senior career.Follow @nzaccardi