Usain Bolt’s image towers over New York City’s Times Square
After a quiet 2014 beset by injury in which he ran just 400m competitively, Usain Bolt plans to make certain he’s not forgotten this year.
Bolt was front, centre and totally unmissable in Times Square in New York as he promoted a new line of runners for sponsor Puma on Tuesday, and the Jamaican sprint king is looking to re-assert his authority on the track, too.
With Bolt out of action, American Justin Gatlin took advantage and became the world’s top sprinter. But Bolt is relishing the competition as he declared himself fit for the new season.
‘I felt like I’d retired, the way people were talking about Justin Gatlin,’ Bolt said. ‘I found it to be funny. Like wow, I’m one season out and it’s like I retired.’