Reports in New York on Monday said that Jamaican Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, is slowing down — that he is “no longer chasing women.”
According to the New York Daily News, the fastest man on earth said his wild days are behind him, making this “proclamation at a party celebrating the Kentucky Derby over the weekend.”
“(When) you’re famous, all the girls are throwing themselves at you,” the 30-year-old Jamaican runner said at a Park Ave., New York viewing party, where he served as the “chief entertainment officer” for G.H. Mumm Champagne. “I got it out of my system already.”
Bolt said girlfriend Kasi Bennett keeps him grounded, according to the Daily News, adding that the world-record-holding sprinter, “who is frequently seen partying with sexy women, says he doesn’t even feel pressure to stray.”
While Bolt stated his case, the Daily News said supermodels Nina Agdal and Chanel Iman were roaming about the party.
“Now it’s not as stressful to go out and see girls, and think ‘Oh, my God!’” Bolt claimed. “I’m much more relaxed.”
Bolt said Bennett, his girlfriend of nearly four years, isn’t worried about the endless reports — and photos — “that frequently pop up of him dirty dancing with partygoers all around the world,” according to the Daily News.
Now it’s not as stressful to go out and see girls, and think ‘Oh, my God!
The paper said Bolt’s partying during the 2016 Olympics in Rio was outpaced only by his accomplishments on the track.
“He dominated the competition to preserve a 100 percent win record in Olympic finals dating to 2008,” the Daily News said.
“When I go out, I just have fun,” the paper quoted Bolt as saying. “She knows I’m responsible.”
Bolt told the Daily News that, after Saturday’s party, when the celebration ended, he would hit the treadmill, then do abdominal work. He is in training to compete at track’s World Championships in London this summer, the Daily News said.
It said Bolt plans to pursue a professional soccer career after retiring from racing, and is set to train with Borussia Dortmund, a German club, in the fall.
But after watching many soccer players marry young only to find themselves engulfed in scandal, Bolt said he was glad he waited to settle into a relationship and pursue a career in the world’s most popular sport, the Daily News said, adding that Bolt recently told People magazine that fatherhood might be among his next steps.