Bolt says going out with 9.7s would be good

first_img…targets lightning fast 2017WORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt is hopeful of turning in a lighting fast final season on the track after being encouraged by an early season clean bill of health.Bolt, the highly decorated Olympic and World Champion, is expected to call it quits this year, with the World Championships in London earmarked as his final meet.The world 100m and 200m world record holder will, however, only compete over the shorter distance where he hopes to clock a few fast times. Bolt is the holder of three of the five sub-9.7 second clockings in history and believes it could be possible to add to that mark.“Normally (in February) I’m injured, so I’m in Europe at the doctor or in Jamaica trying to find ways to get back into shape,’’ he said.“I can’t remember when last I ran in February. I don’t know, probably four years ago, maybe.“I think to be able to run early in the season is always good. The fact that I have no injuries is ¬always good. Most of the time in February, January, I have niggles so the fact that I have no problem is always a good sign.“If everything goes smoothly and I continue to train as I think I can, at the level that I want to, it definitely will help me to get as close as possible to where I want to be (in August).“It would be great to go out running 9.7, 9.6, it would look good.’’Bolt has suffered several injury-plagued seasons over the past few years, in part due to the effects of scoliosis. (SPORTS Max)last_img

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