Usain Bolt talks doping in advance of world championships

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BEIJING (AP) -- He set world records, won Olympic gold medals, danced on the track and made the sprint game feel fun again.

One thing Usain Bolt cannot do, he insists, is serve as the lone savior for track and field.

"I can't do it by myself," Bolt said Thursday.

Back in Beijing, where he set three world records and won three gold medals at the 2008 Olympics, The World's Fastest Man is preparing for the world championships this time around.

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But his news conference Thursday was less about reminiscing and more about the topic that has swallowed up his sport of late: Doping.

"People say I need to win for the sport," he said. "But there are a lot of other athletes who are running clean, and they've been running clean their whole career. It's not just on me but on all the athletes."

A report this summer from German broadcaster ARD and The Sunday Times in Britain found that 146 Olympic and world championship medals in middle- and long-distance races were won by athletes who have recorded suspicious tests. The International Association of Athletics Federations has strongly denounced the report while defending its anti-doping practices.

Even while his own country, Jamaica, has come under scrutiny for its less-than-robust anti-doping program, Bolt has remained unscathed. But when he lines up in the final Sunday (assuming he makes it), his main competition figures to come from American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay and Jamaican teammate Asafa Powell, all of whom have served doping suspensions over their careers.

One reporter equated the race to a showdown between good (Bolt) and evil (Gatlin). Neither runner bought into that.

"I'm not trying to win any popularity contests or win anybody over," Gatlin said in an interview with The Associated Press, shortly after Bolt's news conference ended. "I'm trying to do what I'm supposed to do. Hopefully my actions on the track will show that to the people who really care. That's all that really matters."

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt runs in a men's 200 meter qualifying heat at the Olympic Stadium during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 24 2004. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
John Capel of the US, centre, gets ahead of Jamaica's Usain Bolt, second, and Japan's Shingo Suetsugu, fifth, to win the third heat of the Men's 200 meters at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Wednesday Aug. 10, 2005. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
From left, Portugal's Francis Obikwelu, Jamaica's Usain Bolt and United States' Wallace Spearmon compete in their Men's 200m semi-final during the World Athletics Championships Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
United States' gold medal winner Tyson Gay is flanked by Jamaica's silver medal winner Usain Bolt, left, and bronze medalist US' Wallace Spearmon display their medals during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m at the World Athletics Championships Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Jamaican runners Asafa Powell, left, and Usain Bolt, right, are seen at the O2 arena, London, Thursday July 24, 2008, prior to the London Grand Prix Track and Field meeting in Crystal Palace on July 25, and 26. (AP Photo/ Max Nash)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt competes in a men's 100-meter second round heat during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt, front, crosses the finish line to win gold in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. Left is Trinidad's Richard Thompson. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates with the Jamaican flag after winning the gold medal in the during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt starts a men's 200-meter semi-final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after winning a semifinal of the men's 200-meter in the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold and setting a new world record in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses next to a scoreboard after setting a new world record as he wins the gold in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses the track after winning the gold and setting a new world record in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Usain Bolt, from Jamaica, triple gold medal winner at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, signs a poster, during a press conference ahead of the Golden League track and field meeting "Weltklasse Zuerich", in Zuerich, Switzerland, Wedensday, Aug. 27, 2008. The meeting will take place in Zurich on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Keystone, Eddy Risch)
Usain Bolt from the Jamaica celebrates after he won the 100 meters competition during the IAAF "Weltklasse Zurich" Golden League meeting at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Daniel Maurer)
Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt holds his "Athlete of the Year Award", Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, in Monaco, awarded by the International Athletic Foundation. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Olympic star Usain Bolt, right, talks to reporters after winning his first 100-meter race during the GC Foster College Classic in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Saturday, March 14, 2009. Bolt clocked 9.93 seconds. It was Bolt's first 100 since he won the Golden League meet at Brussels in September.(AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Olympic runner Usain Bolt of Jamaica, wearing the number 9.69 which was his world record time for the 100 meter dash at the Beijing Olympics, warms up prior to throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox facing the New York Yankees in their MLB baseball game at Fenway Park, Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Boston.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt poses for pictures after winning a 150m street race in central Manchester with a world record time of 14.35 seconds, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Jamaican Usain Bolt celebrates with his national flag after winning the 100 meters men race the IAAF World Athletics Tour Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Wednesday, June 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt poses for photographs with a pair of 'Bolt Arms' during a news conference for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. The event starts on Saturday and will be held at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, runs to setting a new Men's 100m World Record during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses beside the indicating board after setting a new Men's 100m World Record in the Men's final at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after a Men's 200m 2nd round heat during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds a baby kangaroo on arrival at the World Champions Charity Ball to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia at Doltone House on September 16, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt prepares to run at the Penn Relays athletics meet, Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt greets fans after winning the men's 300 meters race at the IAAF World Challenge Golden Spike athletic meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt competes to win the men's 100m race at the Diamond League athletics meet at Bislett Stadium in Oslo on June 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN (Photo credit should read DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN/AFP/GettyImages)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica makes his characteristic pose after winning the 200m at the Diamond league Bislett Games in Olso, Norway Thursday June 9 2011. Bolt clocked the year's fastest time of 19.86 seconds in rainy conditions. (AP Photo/ Cornelius Poppe / SCANPIX NORWAY)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt positions himself in the starting blocks ahead of a heat of the Men's 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
Britain's Prince Harry, left, receives a T-shirt as a gift from Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt after participating in a mock a mock race in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday March 6, 2012. The Prince is in Jamaica as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour in honor of Queen Elizabeth II who celebrates 60 years on the throne. His visit comes as the new prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, has called anew for the severing of ties with the British monarchy. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Jamaica's sprinter Usain Bolt models a Jamaica Olympic kit designed by Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob Marley, during the kit unveiling in London, Friday, June 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt leads a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win gold in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning gold in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
FILE - This is a Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 file photo of Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts to his win in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. It was reported on Wednesday March 20, 2013 that Usain Bolt will run in the Diamond League meet in Brussels on Sept. 6, three weeks after the world championships in Moscow. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt competes in a men's 200-meter semifinal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Jamaica's gold medal winner Usain Bolt, center, celebrates with his teammate Warren Weir, left, and Yohan Blake after the men's 200-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Jamaica's Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt poses for a photo for the benefit of the media during his visit to the Brazilian landmark Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Bolt is taking some time off his promotional schedule in Rio de Janeiro to do some sightseeing at the city where he will try to add to his Olympic triumphs at the 2016 Games. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 200-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt dances as he celebrates winning gold in the men's 4x100-meter relay final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses for the camera with his gold medal for the men's 4x100 meter team relay at Hampden Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/ Scott Heppell)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures prior his 100m run during the Diamond League athletics meeting at the Olympic Stadium in London, Friday, July 24, 2015. Many world champion athletes are gathering at London’s Olympic Stadium this weekend for the two-day IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Mens 100m final during day one of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at The Stadium - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on July 24, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Gatlin, who has this year's best time at 9.74 seconds, can race because rules specifically ensure that an athlete who has doped can return to the sport if he's served out his suspension. Some find this unfair. Bolt doesn't want to wade into that debate, either.

"Rules are rules and are there for a reason," Bolt said. "If the rules say you can get back in the sport, I can't do anything about it. I abide by the rules and that's pretty much all."

Bolt, who turns 29 on Friday, pointed at his left hip and described what's been holding him back this year as a joint problem that prevents him from getting to full power on his stride. He's raced in only one meet all season, where he ran a 9.87 in the 100, but said recent training sessions have been going well.

"It's frustrating when you can't go out and prove yourself," he said.

But his coach, Glen Mills, has been smiling and giving Bolt the thumbs-up after recent practice sessions.

"For me, I'm not worried about anything," Bolt said. "As long as my coach is happy."

Along with his health, some time at the news conference was spent getting caught up on the really important stuff:

-His goatee will stay for the worlds. He's superstitious and wants to stick with that look for now, and a clean shave when the Olympics come.

-At the Beijing Olympics, Bolt dined almost exclusively on Chicken McNuggets. He said there's better food available this time - and, at 29, he needs to be more careful about what he eats, anyway - so that won't be his diet.

-In 2008, his birthday fell during the Olympics, and fans at the Bird's Nest serenaded him with "Happy Birthday" - one of the many memorable moments he enjoyed that year. This time, though, it falls on the day before the start of competition. "Zero plans for tomorrow," he said. "I'm sure someone will get me a cake."

Then, the subject turned back to performance enhancers.

"All I've been hearing about the past couple weeks is doping, doping, doping," Bolt said. "It definitely is sad that it's in the forefront of the world championships, and it's not about the competition that's coming up. For me, it's sad but I can't do anything about it because you're the ones writing about it."

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt of Jamaica gestures prior to the 'Mano a Mano' Men's 100m challenge at Copacabana beach on August 17, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt attends an interaction with Indian runners and journalists in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Bolt is in the country to play an exhibition cricket match. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Usain Bolt attends The PUMA Store In Soho Training Event on September 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for PUMA)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt of Jamaica warms up prior to the 'Mano a Mano' Men's 100m challenge at Copacabana beach on August 17, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica, left, and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters, with Michael Fennell president of the Jamaica Olympic Association at a press conference on the main press centre at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters, poses with local schoolchildren and the mascot of the Commonwealth Games 'Clyde' at a press conference on the main press centre for the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica, left, and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters, with Michael Fennell president of the Jamaica Olympic Association at a press conference on the main press centre at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Britain's Prince Harry, left, Prince Willaim, second left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, second right, meet with Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson, pool)
Britain's Prince William, left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meet with Usain Bolt, right, during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson, pool)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters, poses with local schoolchildren and the mascot of the Commonwealth Games 'Clyde' at a press conference on the main press centre for the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters puts up his hands after a journalist asked a question at a press conference on the main press centre at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alasatir Grant)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters puts up his hands after a journalist asked a question at a press conference on the main press centre at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alasatir Grant)
FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his third gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Competing in just one event, Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic. Two years after the exuberance of the London Olympics, where Bolt left with three golds, Britain is welcoming the world back this week - or former members of the British Empire at least - for Scotland's largest-ever multi-sports event. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 29: Prince Harry meets Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 30: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt watches on from the crowd during the preliminary round netball match between New Zealand and Jamaica at SECC Precinct during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 29: Prince Harry meets Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 29: Sir Chris Hoy meets Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 29: (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meet Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses for pictures as he addresses a press conference at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 26, 2014, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica gestures as he addresses a press conference at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 26, 2014, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 26: Athlete Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts to a question as he attends a press conference and photocall at the Main Press Centre (MPC) during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt competes with Daniel Bailey (L) Mario Forsythe (C) and Kimmari Roach (R) during a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt competes against the metrobus during a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt poses for a photo and celebrates after a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt poses for a photo after defeating a bus during a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt and the bus driver poses for a photo after a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt and the bus driver talk after a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt gestures on a stretcher before competing against the Metrobus -bus that through separated lanes and stations saves time- in Buenos Aires on December 14, 2013. Bolt won a 100-meter race against the Metrobus along 9 de Julio Avenue. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt smiles as he stretches before competing against the Metrobus -bus that through separated lanes and stations saves time- in Buenos Aires on December 14, 2013. Bolt won a 100-meter race against the Metrobus along 9 de Julio Avenue. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt celebrates with a bottle of champagne during a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 13: Jamaican olympic medal winner Usain Bolt attends during a press conference at Intercontinental Hotel on december 13, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Daniel Jayo/LatinContent/Getty Imges)
World and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt (C) runs with Japanese children during a sports event at the National Stadium in Tokyo on November 22, 2013. Some 200 school kids took part in the event with Bolt. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: PUMA welcomes Usain Bolt for a book signing of his autobiography 'Faster Than Lightning' at The PUMA Store in Santa Monica at Puma on November 19, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Puma)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: PUMA welcomes Usain Bolt for a book signing of his autobiography 'Faster Than Lightning' at The PUMA Store in Santa Monica at Puma on November 19, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Puma)
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