In the bowels of the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro last year, Usain Bolt was dressed in a yellow and green jersey, the colours of his native Jamaica, and discussing his future.

He had just won gold in the men’s 100 metres, his third Olympic title over the distance, to confirm his status as the greatest sprinter in history.

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