Usain Bolt reveals strong bond and loyalty to his coach even after retirement

Usain Bolt reveals strong bond and loyalty to his coach even after retirement

Funmilayo Fameso 14:42 - 11.06.2024

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt's revealed how he remained loyal to his coach despite a lucrative offer after his retirement.

The loyalty of track legend Usain Bolt to his coach Glen Mills is unmatched, which he has now revealed how strong their bond is even after retirement.

Bolt almost returned to competitive training two years post-retirement, when he received a lucrative offer from the CEO of one of the shoe giant companies. However, he turned it down because coach Mills didn't approve of it.

Coach Glen Mills trained Usain Bolt throughout his career as an athlete

He disclosed this in an interview with Drive on talkSPORT ahead of the Soccer Aid 2024 charity match, saying he considered making a comeback after being approached with an enticing offer by Adidas CEO Bjorn Gulden, who was the Chief Executive Officer of Puma at the time.

Although the idea of returning was an exciting offer, but he had to stay loyal to his coach Glen Mills, who was firmly against it.

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“My coach told me, he said to me, ‘Listen, if you’re gonna retire, that’s it. I’m not gonna coach you again. This is it; there’s no coming back after this.

"So when I went to him, he was like, ‘No, absolutely not,” explained the 37-year-old whose 100m and 200m World Records still stands today.

Bolt retired in 2017 after the World Championships in London, where he won a 100m bronze medal - his last medal and the first time he got beaten at a major championship since the 4×100m relay of the 2007 World Athletics Championships.