Usain Bolt says he is open to comeback if coach asks

Sprint king Usain Bolt has mentioned he could be tempted out of retirement if former coach Glen Mills asked him.

World record holder for 100m and 200m and eight-time Olympic champion told Variety magazine he had no plans to resurrect his sprinting career.

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However, the 33-year-old told Variety magazine in a video interview he would at least consider a comeback if veteran coach Mills asked him to do so.

“If my coach came back and told me, let’s do this, I will, because I believe so much in my coach,” Bolt stated. “So I know if he says we’re going to do this, I know it’s possible. Give Glen Mills a call, and I’ll be back.”

Bolt, who last played internationally at the World Championships in London last 2017 where he won bronze in the 100m, announced he does not visit the track anymore.

“My coach gets too excited when I come to the track, so I stay away,” he said.

Bolt meanwhile said he is adapting to life as a father after he and partner Kasi Bennett welcomed a baby girl in May. Bolt said fatherhood was “harder than breaking a world record.”

“I got sick that first week as I was scared to fall asleep so I stayed up at nights just watching her,” he said.

“I am a heavy sleeper but I have learned that I am going to wake up, I am going to get up no matter what, I am getting better and I am learning.”

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