Usain Bolt’s new groove: The former world’s fastest man’s next race — to be the DJ Khaled of dancehall

Usain Bolt’s new groove: The former world’s fastest man’s next race — to be the DJ Khaled of dancehall

It’s an Olympic year, the latest installment of the event that gave him a global platform, but Usain Bolt is not participating. Back home in Jamaica where it all began, the world’s fastest man is at peace with his decision to retire from competition in 2017. It is the kind of peace that can only be achieved when you have nothing left to prove. When you’re ready to channel that energy toward something new.

With a few minutes to spare on this weekday in May, Bolt is here, chatting with The Athletic for half an hour on a video call, to discuss what’s next. Eyes wide and ‘brows raised, he talks about how he got here. About the work put in behind the scenes. About the craft, the noise, the challenges that still linger.

You see, Bolt has turned his attention to music. And he has big plans for the future.

“I’m aiming for the top, you know what I mean?” Bolt said. “I want to get as many No.

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