Usain Bolt gearing up for next track season


bolt osaka.jpgBeijing OlympicsRealizing that his two major competitors plan to come fast and furious for the next track season in 2009, Usain Bolt has effectively given them a strong warning not to underestimate his abilities next year.

Bolt, now back home in Jamaica, spoke to reporters at a press conference after the glorious motorcade that went from the Norman Manley airport to the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, and said he will be ready and looking forward to competing against Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay next season.

Having taken the world record 100 meter crown in New York during May, Bolt beat his own 9.72 world record mark in Beijing where he clocked 9.69. Conscious of the hard work ahead as he focuses on maintaining his status as the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to capture the sprint double at an Olympic games, Bolt said while it took enormous effort to get to the top it will take even harder work to stay at the top.

Bolt said he spoke to both Powell and Gay, letting them know that he will be ready for them next year; and while they will be coming faster, he will be well prepared. “A lot of people know I have a lot more in me,” he stated.