Bolt takes on Father Time and young rivals – analysis & vote

Usain Bolt in London August 2017
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Slower, later, weaker.

For a man who has lived the Olympic ideal of faster, higher, stronger, they are strange words to attach to Usain Bolt.

On Tuesday, at the front of a glitzy news conference, the media circus was called to attention, with the eight-time Olympic champion pulling his ‘to the world’ pose under a shower of ticker tape.