Usain Bolt is expected to be granted a release by his Chinese club with the Central China First team after the World Athletics Championships, when he said he hopes to stay retired from the sport for a year to “have some fun and do some other things.” Now that he has a title, though, Bolt, who retired after August’s U.S. Championships, has instead expressed that he is in the process of getting “a life” before rethinking his future.
“I think everyone deserves a happy life, and for me it’s just being able to have a good time,” he told Reuters. “After the Olympics in 2008, I just said, ‘Yeah, you know what? I’m going to take a break.’ And after that I was able to live my life. Now I want to try to be an entrepreneur. I have my own business, so I’m just trying to do some other things, but I do want to continue to play football for the next couple of years. I still have two years left on my contract.
“I try to stay away as much as possible from the Internet, from social media, but I understand the world is very active now. So I can sit here and go to social media, but if I try to keep up with the world I’m not going to be able to do it.”
So what will be next? “A lot of stuff I’m planning to do,” he said. “Whether it’s hip-hop or a movie, a lot of different things, so I think now it’s just being able to enjoy my free time and being able to not have to always think about my next run or workout. Just enjoy it, be able to have fun, and to make an impact in somebody’s life in some kind of way, whether it’s a role in a movie or a role in a new music project or whatever it is.”