Six time gold medalist Usain Bolt didn’t break any records Sunday during a 150m race down in Rio, but, like always, he easily ran away with it.
“It was my first sprint race, definitely a good start for the season,” Bolt to the Associated Press. “I’m looking forward to coming down here in 2016.”
Bolt fell just shy 0.07 seconds shy of the 14.35 seconds world record, but held off Daniel Bailey of Antigua, Bruno Lins of Brazil, and Alex Quinones of Ecuador on a special four-lane track built along the coast of the Copacabana beach.
Bolt said he’s not sure he’ll compete at the Diamond League meet in London this July, which will celebrate the anniversary of the Olympics, but agent Ricky Simms says negotiations are going well.
“It will be great for him to go back there a year after everything that happened last year,” Simms said. “It’s going to be a good event. We’ve just got a few things to finalize.”