Usain Bolt returns on track after retirement ahead of Tokyo Games 2020

Usain Bolt, who retired in 2017, looked confident before the exhibition race and had clocked 2 minutes and 5 seconds in the training of the race.

Varun Malik Author

Updated - 15 July 2021 11:44 am

Usain Bolt, better known as the fastest man on Earth, returned to the track for a single day on July 13 where the Jamaican raced in an 800-meter contest but not with another athlete. This time, the world’s fastest man raced with a CarMax customer, who was running her fingers on a mobile phone to claim an instant online offer for her Vehicle. The Jamaican legend could not win the race as he clocked 2 minutes and 40 seconds in his 2 laps of the track, while the CarMax customer was three seconds quicker than Bolt.

Bolt seemed confident ahead of the race

Usain Bolt, who retired in 2017, looked confident before the exhibition race and had clocked 2 minutes and 5 seconds in the training of the race. He was confident of clipping under 2 minutes with the spikes on but eventually could not do so. According to running magazine, Usain Bolt took 74 seconds for the first 400 meters and could have fired harder for the last 200 meters.

Is Bolt making a return?

Bolt was asked whether he is making a comeback into the racing events or not to which the Jamaican replied “No, no this is a one-time thing.”

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Legendary career of Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is certainly the sprinter of a generation and is one of the all-time greats. He gave legendary performances in his career including the race in which he clocked 9.58 seconds in 2009. Bolt has a world record in 100, 200 and 4 X 100 meters race and is an eight- time Olympic gold medalist. It is worth applauding that the Jamaican is the only sprinter to crown the 100 m and 200 m titles in three consecutive games of Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Bolt had set a world record of 9.58 seconds in a 100m race in 2009 and has also twice set the world record for 200m. He clocked 19.30 seconds in 2008 and improved to 19.19 seconds in the following year.