Bolt to coach?

June 10, 2017
Usain Bolt with his coach Glen Mills at UWI Bowl.
Usain Bolt (left) and Allyson Felix at the Racers Grand Prix press conference held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Thursday.

If Glen Mills has his way, Usain Bolt will be in charge of coaching at the Racers Track Club some time in the near future.

Bolt, who officially hangs up his spikes after the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in London this August, runs his final race on Jamaican soil at today's JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium.

Bolt said he has not made any definitive plans for post-retirement career, but said Mills, who is head coach of the club, wants him to be involved in coaching after he quits the sport.

"I promised Glen Mills that I will try to be a part of Racers as much as possible. He wants me to take over, but I don't think that will happen," Bolt said at a press conference for the Racers Grand Prix on Thursday at The Jamaica Pegasus.

Bolt, who was a few weeks ago named the seventh most popular athlete in the world by ESPN, said he has not yet decided in what role, but he will be involved in the club in some way.

"I will try to assist as much as possible because I love Racers, and I love my coach very much, so I definitely want to play a role," he said.

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