Rio de Janerio:
Jamaica's Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt who has mesmerized athletic fans across the world with his sheer dominance at winning major sprint titles will run his last race on home soil at next year's Racers Grand Prix.
"The Racers Grand Prix will be my last race in Jamaica people, it will be the last time I run in Jamaica," Bolt told Television Jamaica's "Smile Jamaica" morning magazine programme on Friday.
Bolt secured a sweep of the three men's sprint titles for a third successive Olympics when Jamaica successfully defended their 4x100 metres relay title to add to his 100m and 200m victories.
The Jamaican ace sprinter who has won almost everything there is to offer in his pet 100 and 200m sprints events, will bid adieu to competitive sprinting after competing in next year's world championships in London.
Bolt is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory.
Bolt has been hailed by critics and his fellow rivals as arguably the greatest sprinter in the world courtesy his hegemony in winning major sprinting titles for over a decade. Besides being a multi-time Olympic gold medalist , Bolt has won a spectacular 11 gold medals at sprint events in the World Championships.
The speed demon has played a pivotal role in anchoring the Jamaican national relay team to gold medals at the Olympics and World Championships.
Bolt and his fellow national team mate Asafa Powell are credited for turning Jamaica into a powerhouse in the world of spiriting, that challenged the long standing hegemony of the US.
Bolt has lead a pack of great sprinters in Yohan Blake, Warren Weir, Nickel Ashmeade and Nester Carter who made Jamaica a formidable force in sprinting courtesy their consistency at winning titles on the IAAF World Tour.