Athletics: Years of sprinting starting to take toll, says Bolt
BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - The main aim next season for world and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is to stay injury-free as years of dominating the 100m and 200m have begun to take their toll on the tall Jamaican's body.
"I remember going to my doctor and he told me I had to pay close attention to my back. I know I have to be more focused on staying in shape," the 27-year old told a news conference in Brussels after the last Diamond League meeting of the year.
"The older you get the harder it is to come back from injury. I gotta stay injury-free during the season that's the main factor," added Bolt who was dogged by a hamstring problem earlier this year.
The world record holder once again defeated his rivals over 100m on Friday but performed fewer of his trademark theatrics and, after overcoming a slow start to win in 9.80 seconds, conceded he was getting tired.