Usain Bolt, retired Jamaican sprinter guesses that his 100m and 200m world records would stand for the next 15 to 20 years.
Bolt remain holder of the world best record of 9.58 seconds in the men 100m and 19.19 in 200m in Berlin, 2009.
According to Bolt; “I think (they’re) going to last a while. I think our era with Yohan Blake, Justin Gatlin and Asafa Powell and all these guys was the best era of athletes.
If it was going to be broken, it would have been broken in this era. So I think I have at least 15 to 20 more years.”
Furthermore, he advised the existing athletes.
“I’ve noticed a lot of the young athletes, as soon as they get their first contract and start making money. They really just don’t care as much anymore.
A lot of them are satisfied with getting their first contract, going out and making their first team. If they are satisfied with that, then we’re in trouble.” He said.
What a challenge to sprinters!