Olympic Legend Usain Bolt to Make a Comeback to Track and Field for a Noble Cause

Published 11/08/2021, 7:44 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 17: Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after competing in the Men’s 200m Semifinals on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)


Olympic legend Usain Bolt might have called quits (2017) on his competitive career, but he still uses his insane skills to give back to society.

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The 8-time Olympic medalist will make a comeback on the track at the Expo 2020 Dubai. To the delight of fans, anyone can run with the World’s fastest man.

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Usain Bolt running at the Expo 2020 Dubai

The Jamaican sprinter had retired back in 2017, but his stardom has only increased immensely since, courtesy of his humble personality and other interest. Bolt is often seen appearing in charity events to give back to the society that recognizes him as the “lightning bolt.”

Soccer Football – Soccer Aid 2021 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – September 4, 2021 World XI’s Usain Bolt with medal celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Bolt has partnered with Gatorade and the Sports, Fitness, and Wellbeing Hub at the Expo 2020 Dubai for a charity event on November 13th. A 1.45-kilometer family run will raise money for the Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination. While the event is open for all, participants need to pre-register to save their spot.

Lucky fans will also get the opportunity to meet Bolt in person at the Gatorade of the Bolt pavilion, in the Mobility District.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt shows his hands after making hand imprints during an event arranged by his sponsors in Mexico City, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Emirati athlete Hamda Hosani will also run along with Bolt, for the noble cause. Hosani has 17 special Olympic medals and works for the welfare of differently-abled people. Moreover, Usain gave her a surprise video call invitation over zoom to run with him.

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Usain Bolt’s extraordinary career in track and field

Bolt might not be on the track anymore, but he’s still on the top. No athlete in the world has surpassed the incredible world record set (2009) by him. Apart from the two world records in 100m and 200m races, Bolt’s dominating Olympic career is also well remembered. Bolt has clinched a record-breaking eight Olympic gold medals.

BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 27: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

It will be an opportunity of a lifetime for the fans to run along with the living legend. Bolt has inspired many young and upcoming athletes around the world to use their best abilities not only for themselves but also for the welfare of society. Undoubtedly, with his run in Dubai, he hopes to do the same.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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