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Bolt says 200-meter world record is now likely beyond him

Usain Bolt has stated again he does not plan to run the 200 meters in his final season, realizing that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him. Speaking in Monaco before picking up the International Association of Athletics Federations' 'Male Athlete of the Year' award for a sixth time, the 30-year-old Bolt said he thought he could dip under the 19-second barrier at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. But coming off the bend in the final, he had felt his legs didn't have a record-beating performance in them. He also did not sound optimistic about breaking his 100-meter record of 9.58, either.

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