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The island nation of Jamaica hosted ‘Salute to Legend’ an emotional farewell and tribute to Usain St. Leo Bolt @usainbolt World Record Holder and Multiple Olympic Gold Medalist who made his final run on home soil. For the people of Jamaica Usain Bolt is a sportsman that is a legend with an iconic status as a living national hero. He embodies the indomitable spirit of a grateful nation and the relentless pursuit of excellence, that exemplifies the best in all of us.
Photo courtesy of @iamajamaican
The iconic sprint sensation competed in his final race on Jamaican (home) soil at the JN Bank Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium, Independence Park in Kingston, Jamaica to a jubilant crowd of over 35,000 spectators, well-wishers and friends.
Photo courtesy of GQ Magazine
Usain Bolt is the most accomplished sprinter in the history of athletics. In a crowning moment at 2016 Rio Olympic Games, he secured a triple-triple by winning gold in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100-meter relay for the third straight Olympics. His achievements are etched in the annals of history and will forever be remembered as sprint sensation with his iconic ‘To di World’ victory pose.
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In his emotional response, Bolt noted “It’s great to see everybody that turned out. It shows that what I’ve done for the sport is a big deal to them and they really appreciate it…So thank you and it was my honour to put the sport of track and field at the top and to continue to dominate.”
The opportunity to have witnessed where his amazing career started in July 2002 at the IAAF World Junior Championship at the same venue of his farewell, where he won his first gold medal, is euphoric, emotional and energy-filled. Our gratitude to you The Honorable Usain St. Leo Bolt for fifteen amazing years of stellar performance and forever faster thrills on the global stage
Usain Bolt’s final international run will be at IAAF World Championships in London this Summer when he brings the curtain down on a superb career and runs off into the Jamaican sunset.
The opportunity to have witnessed where his amazing career started in July 2002 at the IAAF World Junior Championship at the same venue of his farewell, where he won his first gold medal, is euphoric, emotional and energy-filled. With the closing of this chapter of your life, we express our heartfelt gratitude to you The Honorable Usain St. Leo Bolt for fifteen amazing years of stellar performance and forever faster thrills on the global stage and your philanthropic work.
Usain Bolt ‘The Legend’ Final Race on Jamaican Soil
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Hugh Anthony is a keynote speaker and lifestyle coach for executives, creative and transitioning professionals. He is committed to helping individuals transform their passions into possibilities to enhance value creation by harnessing their lifestyle and experience to be more meaningful, profitable and purposeful.
Hugh Anthony is the Co-Founder | Associate Director, Lifestyle and Strategy at Consulate| Milieu®, a boutique lifestyle consultancy firm based in Toronto, Canada that specializes in coaching, live and virtual events, training workshops and avid lifestyle projects for its diverse clientele. He is an authority on public speaking and presents on topics relating to speaking and presentation, leadership and value creation. His forthcoming books The Ultimate Guide to Public Speaking: 7 Steps to Professional Mastery will be published Summer 2018
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