No One-on-One Match for Blake and Bolt

Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt racing one-on-0ne is definitely exciting! After the Olympics, many had been suspecting a one-on-one match between these two fastest runners in the world. Sure enough, it would be drawing a lot of attention and hefty paycheck (I supposed) . However, there’s no planned match for the two before the World Championships next year.  Ricky Simms, Bolt’s manager also opposed to the idea of having a one-on-match saying that racing is no boxing.

“Athletics is a different sport,” Simms told The Independent. “It’s not like boxing. You have to train all year to peak on a certain day and that’s what these guys are aiming for. You can’t peak on 15 May and 15 June and 15 July and 15 August. It doesn’t work like that.

“The people who are always thinking there should be head-to-heads nine months of the year don’t really understand athletics. The athletes have to use races to get into shape for the major championships. They will very rarely have big head-to-heads before the major championships.

“It makes the major championships even more valuable. That’s why the Olympics is so special. If we do this every week it will devalue the big day.”


Read the full article at the The Independent.  



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