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    Usain Bolt Will Retire After The 2016 Olympics

    Rio is the Jamaican sprinter's last run.

    Denis Balibouse / Reuters

    Bolt in Zurich on Aug. 29.

    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will retire after competing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.

    "I think it will be a good time to retire, on top and just been dominating for so long," he said in Brussels on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. "If I want to be among the greats of (Muhammad) Ali and Pele and all these guys I have to continue dominating until I retire."

    Bolt, 27, has six Olympic gold medals — three from Beijing and three from London. He recently won three gold medals at the 2013 world championships in Moscow.