World’s fastest man Usain Bolt has confirmed he will run the 100m and 4x100m relay at the World Championships in London in August, his final event before retiring.
Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medallist and an icon of world sport, has led one of the most illustrious careers in the history of athletics.
“My aim is to win in London. I want to retire on a winning note,” the Jamaican said.
The World Championships take place from 4-13 August, but the 30-year-old has chosen not to defend his 200m title but can still take his tally of World Championship golds to 13.
The men’s 100m final is due to place on Saturday, 5 August, while the men’s 4x100m relay race which will mark the end of Bolt’s career takes place on the following Saturday.
“I’m feeling much better over the last couple of days because I went to see my doctor in Germany and I’ve been training good,” he said.
Bolt has won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at the past three Olympic Games – Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Before London, he will also compete in the 100m at the Diamond League event in Monaco on Friday.