Usain Bolt hints at retirement

The fastest man on the planet has targeted his retirement and hopes he's still at the top.

He may be the world’s fastest man and one of the most recognisable sporting personalities in the world but for just how long will Usain Bolt stick around.

It has been thought that sprint king would retire after the Olympic games in Brazil 2016, and in a press conference just moments ago, Bolt did nothing to change those thoughts.

Ahead of Friday’s Diamond League meeting in Brussels the World record holder at both 100m and 200m told reporters he would keep on training hard and aims to perform for another three years.

When pressed further on the matter the six-time Olympic Champion and eight-time World Champion said: "So far it's after the Olympics in Rio.

"If I'm in great shape and I go there and do what I have to do, I think it would be a good time to retire on top and having dominated for so long."

Some would consider that the 27-year old has struggled to find the motivation this season, posting times that don’t show him off at his brilliant best, thanks to him however the future of Jamaican sprinting is better than it’s ever been with the likes of Nesta Carter and Yohan Blake.

Whenever he does hang up his spikes and whatever the future holds for Bolt, he truly has taken the motto of the London 2012 games to heart and ‘inspired a generation.

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