Bolt Considers Running Only 200m in Glasgow.

Two-time world and Olympic 100m and 200m double champion Usain Bolt says he would probably only run the latter sprint, should he go on to feature at next year’s Commonwealth Games.

Usain Bolt Wants to Etch His Name in Sports Hall of Hall of Fame.
Usain Bolt Wants to Etch His Name in Sports Hall of Hall of Fame.

Pending his coach Glen Mills’ decision, Bolt told BBC Radio 5 on Thursday he would love to be at the 2014 Glasgow games.

“It’s on my to-do list,” Bolt said. “I really want to do it but I never go against my coach.”

“(It) probably would be unlikely (competing in the 100m and 200m doubles).

“I probably would run the 200m if I go because it’s my favourite event.”

Bolt revealed during the World Championships in August his intention to, for the first time; be at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

The six-time Olympic champion said at that time he was “thinking about” it and added: “We are going to discuss it, we are not fully sure if I will go but throughout the season we will decide if that will be a good thing to do.”

Being named among sports’ all-time “greats” has always been a dream for the 27-year-old who now aims to complete an Olympic 100m, 200m and 4×100m relay ‘treble’ at the Rio Games.

“That would be outstanding for me,” Bolt added. “I’ve done so much so far and to go and to defend my titles once more would just set me apart from a lot of athletes.

“I want my name in stone with many other athletes- (boxer) Mohammed Ali, (runner) Michael Johnson, (basketball legend) Michael Jordan- all these greats in their different sports.”

He’s also considering running at the 2017 World Championships in London instead of quitting after the 2016 Olympic Games.

“I wanted to retire after Rio,” he said. “But my fans are really saying: ‘No, go one more year, do it one more time.’ Then my sponsors came on board, so I might go one more year.

“I said it to my coach and he said it’s possible, it can be done. We’ll see.”

Culled from BBC Sport.