World sprint double champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2015 season.

Bolt, who raced very little in 2015, destroyed allcomers at last month’s World Championships in Beijing, China.

He won the 100m in 9.79 and 200m in a world leading 19.55secs. He also anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100m.

"After the excitement of the past few weeks at the World T&F Championships in Beijing I have decided not to race again in 2015,” Bolt said in a statement on Monday.

Bolt took the decision to focus on defending his sprint double titles at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Bolt is chasing three straight sprint double titles at the Olympics.

“I am already thinking about next year and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio where I will attempt to defend my titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m,” he added.

“I will enjoy a short break from training now to recharge before resuming background training next month," continued the world record holder for 100m 9.58 and 200m 19.19.

Bolt was scheduled to race at the Brussels Diamond League meeting on Friday, but expressed disappointment for his late withdrawal.

“ I was looking forward to running there this year but I’m happy to end the season without any injuries and ready to go for 2016.  I have received unbelievable support over the past few weeks and would like to thank all the fans for their good wishes," Bolt said.

The Brussels Diamond League is set for this Friday.


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