‘He was fired’: Bolt says split with longtime manager Peart was not amicable
Pictured left is retired athlete Usain Bolt. At right is Bolt's former business manager, Norman Peart.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has countered a claim made by his former longtime business manager Norman Peart that their separation was amicable.

“He was fired, that’s pretty much all I have to say,” Bolt told OBSERVER ONLINE. “It wasn’t amicable… he was fired.”

Bolt made the remarks Friday afternoon following the launch of the 2023 Gibson-McCook Relays at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

Bolt’s business manager of many years, Peart helped to mentor and guide Bolt through most of the athlete's career in track and field.

He said in an earlier interview that he and Bolt had “parted company amicably in late 2022”.

Meanwhile, in his address at the Gibson-McCook Relays launch, Bolt said he had fond memories competing at the meet and hailed its high level of competition and excitement.

“For me going to the Gibson Relays was always fun and one of the things we looked forward to as a team,” Bolt said.

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