Bolt yet to decide if he will run in China, South Korea

A FATIGUED Usain Bolt will wait until this weekend to decide whether or not to compete in China and South Korea later this month, his agent said yesterday, rebuffing media reports the world's fastest man had cancelled his Asian trip.

A FATIGUED Usain Bolt will wait until this weekend to decide whether or not to compete in China and South Korea later this month, his agent said yesterday, rebuffing media reports the world's fastest man had cancelled his Asian trip.

"I have informed both organisers in Shanghai and Korea (Daegu) that we will continue to analyse his performance until after the world athletics final (in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Sunday), and see how he is," Ricky Simms said in a telephone interview from London.

Triple Olympic and world champion Bolt is scheduled to run 100m races in Shanghai on September 20 and Daegu on September 25 after competing in the 200m at Thessaloniki.

He said after recent meetings in Zurich and Brussels that the long season in which he broke both his 100m and 200m world records has left him fatigued.

"He's a jewel in the crown of athletics . he's the golden man and hopefully can run for 10 years, so we don't need to over-race him this year," Simms said.

"Yes, he could earn good money (in Asia) but it is very important that he not overdo it this year.

"It will be pretty much after Sunday when we make a decision," Simms said. - Reuters

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