"I'm not going to give this one to you," Bolt called after the kid, who was already out of sight. "Maybe next year, or the year after that. But right now I need this to become a legend.
"That's my main event. That's what I do," he said finally. "I'm not going to let myself down."
Nor, it appears, anyone else in this wide Olympic world.
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