Usain Bolt ends 2014 season early

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After his 9.98 seconds performance in Warsaw last night Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 competition season and will not compete in the 100m in the IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich.

As has been widely reported Usain Bolt’s background training this year was disrupted by injury. His coach Glen Mills is satisfied with his performances in the three competitions he took part in, but feels it is now time to shut it down while he is healthy and injury free with a view on his preparations for the 2015 season. He will now take a period of rest, do some sponsor activities and then resume training in October.

Patrick Magyar, Meeting Director of Weltklasse Zürich, regrets but understands Bolt’s and his coach’s decision: “Usain’s body has delivered tremendous performances over the last years. But, it is a body and not a machine. If an athlete of that level and his coach feel more rest is needed, we are certainly not going to question this and fully support this decision.”

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First published on: 24 August, 2014 12:00 am

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