TORONTO — He dominated the sprints and makes winning seem very easy, but Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man says he is not unbeatable.
"I’m not unbeatable," Bolt said "That’s the first thing I want to say.
"I go out there always focused and ready, prepared for anything."
Bolt will line up later this evening in the men’s 100m dash against a good field which includes 2004 Athens Olympic champion Shawn Crawford, his fellow countrymen Ivory Williams and Bernard Williams, at the Toronto Festival of Excellence meeting at Varsity Centre.
The 22-year-old Jamaican says he has been working hard in the last couple weeks and is hoping to land a solid performance in his first meet since running a world best over 150m in Manchester on May 17.
Bolt was remarkable last season at the Beijing Olympic Games – winning three gold medals from three races, with three world record performances.
The world championships in athletics in Berlin is the next event on his schedule and the sprint marvel is hoping for good things there too.
"Fame for me is to become a legend in this sport," he said. "I have the world championship coming up this year in track and field, so I’m working towards that, being the champion in that.
"I keep working over the years to be the champion at every championship that comes up, so I’m just trying to become a legend; that’s the aim for me right now."