Usain Bolt Is Ready For A Complete Career Change Following Retirement
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What do professional athletes do once they retire from playing sports? Some make a good career as television pundits or commentators, some become team managers, and others just live off the glory for the rest of their lives.
Not so for world record-breaking sprinter Usain 'Lightning' Bolt, however. Rather appropriately, it seems the eleven-time World Champion and holder of the 100 and 200 metre world records, is going into the fast food business.
Bolt - who is also the only sprinter to win back-to-back Olympic 100 metre and 200 metre titles at three Olympics, known as the "triple double" - is looking to open 14 branches of his Tracks & Records jerk pork and burgers restaurants in the UK over the next five years.
The fast-food chain started life in Kingston, Jamaica in 2011. According to Caterer Magazine, it will serve a variety of traditional Jamaican dishes such as jerk pork, janga soup and pan chicken. It'll also dish up the runner's own creation - burgers a la Usain. We're sure it'll be great, but he really missed a trick by not naming it the "triple double burger."
This next venture in Bolt's life comes after medical issues, including a severe hamstring tear, resulted in a relatively disappointing set of results at this year's World Championships in London. After some doubted whether he was truly injured during the event, Bolt released an X-ray of his hamstring on Twitter.
"I don't usually release my medical report to the public," he said on the social media platform, via a series of tweets that have since been deleted, "but sadly I have sat and listened to people questioning if I was really injured.
"I have never been one to cheat my fans in anyway & my entire desire at the championship was [to] run one last time for my fans.
"Thanks for the continued support my fans and I rest, heal and move onto the next chapter of my life #Love&LoveAlone."
Despite the somewhat disappointing end to his career, the athlete seems in high spirits - he recently splurged over £7,000 on a night out at the DSTRKT nightclub in London.
Plus, when the branches of Tracks & Records do finally open, he'll be able to eat as much food as he likes whenever he likes for free. Talk about a good retirement plan.