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Bolt must go to bed no later than 9:00 pm

Friday, July 06, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

The partying, the car accident, the fanfare and girls seem to be wreaking havoc on Usain Bolt's anatomy. We are seeing this playing out in Bolt's races and the tight finishes with his opponents. Usually Bolt would walk to the finish line with the current times he ran with Yohan Blake.

Usain Bolt is being watched at his every step. I listen to the BBC radio and saw on Yahoo the coverage given. On Yahoo just after the trials at the National Stadium, they speculated that Bolt was injured, because for them his loss was incredible for the time he ran.

Usain Bolt must be dedicated and go to bed no later than 9 pm. His diet also plays a pivotal role - no frequent alcoholic beverages. His coach, Glen Mills, should also know that lifting too much weight in the last six months prior to the Olympics will make Bolt heavy. His stamina should be built already.

Six months prior to the Olympics, Bolt must be doing speed training, technical workouts and strategies. Note the problem that wreaked havoc on Asafa Powell and his recurrent groin injury. Whether they have Stephen Francis or Glen Mills or any other trainer, they should have knowledge of these principles. If the body of a racing car is too heavy with passengers, the shocks will be ineffective, especially driving over a moderately high sleeping policeman, no matter the size and torque of the engine.

Mr Editor, I saw on the internet a video showing Alison Felix and Tyson Gay with their personal trainers, and of course I understood that their training regimen is very serious. I would be surprised if Gatling and Tyson "bleach" at night and party at this time while preparing for the Olympics, as they are trying hard to give Bolt a severe flogging.

Delroy R Lawrence




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