VIDEO: Usain Bolt Releases Amazing New Video to Promote Tokyo Olympics 2021

Published 07/01/2021, 10:51 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 18: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


Usain Bolt established his legacy as the fastest man on the planet during his heyday and the fastest of all-time through a career of setting new records and dominating the tracks at the Olympics. The Jamaican called it on his career at just 31 years of age and has not been in the Olympics since then, but that has not stopped him from doing his bit to spread the event to the world. 

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The eight-time gold medallist took to Twitter to promote the Olympics, inspiring fans around the world with his message to ‘run together’. You can view the video yourself in the tweet embedded below. 

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“They say running is a lonely sport. That when you run, you run alone. But when I run, I run for Jamaica. Their beliefs run with me. Their spirit and their hopes run with me,” he said. 

Staying true to its roots, the Olympic Games are a universal stage where the world assembles to witness athletes of every nation compete and display their skill at the highest levels. Dreams are made and broken here, but regardless of the event, it is a nation behind every athlete, pushing them to the limit and beyond.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 18: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

“When you’re the fastest man alive, people think you leave the world behind. But when you run together, the world moves with you,” Bolt said, rightfully. 

Usain Bolt last competed in the Rio Olympics back in 2016, where he secured the gold medal in the men’s 100m, 200m, and 4x400m relay events. Those were the last Olympics he ever competed in as he announced his retirement after the 2017 World Championship. 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: Gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 4 x 100 meter Relay on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Usain Bolt has moved far past his running career

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The Jamaican is the living embodiment of living life to the fullest. After his running career, he pursued a short career in soccer where he didn’t achieve as much success but had a memorable experience nonetheless. 

He now spends his time plotting the course for a music career. Already collaborating with Jamaican artists, he plans on leading the charts in his own nation. Bolt wants to collaborate later with Drake, Jay Z, and DJ Khaled in a project that would hopefully lead international charts.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

However, he always ensures that no matter what he dopes, he isn’t alone. That key to success is what has guided him his entire life and that will undoubtedly guide hundreds of athletes as they set foot in Tokyo next month. 

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