Usain Bolt to receive BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year presentation the following week.

The 36-year-old, who is the only person in history to win the 100- and 200-meter gold medals at three successive Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016), will accept the honour on Wednesday at Media City UK in Salford.

Bolt, a 19-time world champion, is most known for breaking the men’s 100-meter record in Berlin in 2009 with a time of 9.58 seconds, making him the all-time fastest sprinter.

He smashed the previous record he had established at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by 0.11 seconds when he ran the 200 metres four days later at the same competition in a timing of 19.19 seconds. He continues to hold the world records for the 100 and 200 metres.

After the 2017 World Championships in London, Bolt declared his retirement from competitive athletics.

“I feel accomplished. I’ve accomplished all I wanted to in my sport, so it’s just a great feeling to know that with (the) determination and sacrifice that I put in that I could accomplish what I wanted to. I always try to motivate people and say listen, believe in yourself and just go out there and do your best.” Usain told BBC Sport.

“I’m living proof that if you work hard, you can get anything you want,” he added.

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