Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt set a world indoor 100-meter record over the weekend in Warsaw, Poland. With a time of 9.98 seconds, Bolt continued his historic career on the track after an injury-plagued season thus far.
Bolt finished 0.35 seconds ahead of fellow Jamaican Sheldon Mitchell, The Associated Press reported (via Sporting News). Here's a video of the run:
While still in Warsaw, Bolt thanked fans for the support he received:
Throughout his career, Bolt has shined on some of the biggest stages, having captured 16 medals for his country between the Olympics and World Championships. He's taken three gold medals in each of the last two summer Olympics, including the 100 meters in both.
He followed up his latest world record by announcing his plans to hang it up for the remainder of the 2014 season, according to the AP (via Yahoo Sports). Bolt's coach, Glen Mills, said he ''feels it is now time to shut it down while he is healthy and injury free with a view on his preparations for the 2015 season.''
A foot ailment suffered earlier this year sidelined the 28-year-old sprinter temporarily, limiting him to just three races in 2014. Though the injuries caused a slight setback, Bolt's latest world record is proof that he hasn't yet slowed down.
Michael Johnson, a fellow Olympic champion, shared his thoughts on Bolt's future back in March, per Harry West of Sportal:
I think he could go under 19 seconds (in the 200 meters) but then beyond that I'm not quite sure. ... Technically, he's not the best. Technically he's a little bit all over the place and that's a race where the longer it goes, the more you need to be really efficient in order to be able to maintain the level of speed that you want.
Bolt's latest world record proves that his best might be yet to come, despite him cutting his injury-marred 2014 season short.
The six-time Olympic gold medalist looks likely to make a run at additional gold during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. If the race at Warsaw National Stadium is any indication, Mitchell will be hot on his tracks, but Bolt has yet to lose a step on his fellow countryman.
As long as Bolt can remain healthy, he'll have a chance to add more hardware to his impressive collection in two years.
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