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Bolt rules out 2012 hat-trick bid

Usain Bolt
Bolt is yet to decide which titles to chase at the London Olympics

Double Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will not be going for a hat-trick of individual titles at London 2012.

It had been suggested that Bolt would look to try and add the 400m crown to the 100m and 200m golds he won in Beijing last year.

But the Jamaican, 22, dismissed the possibility of adding to his schedule.

"I never actually said that I could run three events. I may be doing 100m and 200m, or 200m and 400m, but not all three," Bolt said.

"I don't think that I could do that at one track meet, so somebody got it wrong along the line."

"I may be doing 100 and 200, or 200 and 400, but not all three"
Usain Bolt

Bolt, who was also part of the winning 4x100m team in Beijing in August, has set up a track club in Kingston to aid the next generation of sprinters.

The Racers Track Club, which has Bolt's coach Glen Mills as president, coaches athletes for the 100m, 200m, 400m and 400m hurdles.

Twenty-three athletes, including two female sprinters, are currently training at the club, with the sprinters coming from around the Caribbean and Africa.

"I know a few of them come prepared every day to win," added Bolt.


"Some are here because of me, but they are targeting me and want to beat me, which is something that I welcome and I look forward to them coming here."

Bolt, the world record holder over both 100m and 200m, ran the fastest 150m in history to win a street race in Manchester last month.

see also
Bolt set for Toronto appearance
27 May 09 |  Athletics
Superb Bolt storms to 150m record
17 May 09 |  Athletics
I can smash my 100m record - Bolt
17 May 09 |  Athletics
What makes Usain Bolt tick?
14 May 09 |  Athletics
Bolt grabs third gold and record
22 Aug 08 |  Athletics
Bolt claims 200m gold with record
20 Aug 08 |  Athletics
Bolt surges to gold in new record
16 Aug 08 |  Athletics

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