Sprinting star Usain Bolt says he will be taking things easy in a 2010 season that has no major championships on the schedule. Jamaican media are informing.
Bolt, who won both the Olympic and World Championships sprint double crowns with world record runs in Beijing in 2008 and Berlin in August of this year, said he wants to stay fresh to defend his respective titles. “I’m going to take it easy next season,” Bolt explained. “We’ll definitely win races and try to do our best. But we don’t really want to do too much, because after the upcoming season we have World Championships and the Olympics and I have to defend my titles,” he added. Anyway, the new series IAAF Diamond League hopes he will be the main face of the circuit. On the other side of planet, the Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister claims in his book that many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun Bolt in modern conditions. Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 245 during initiation ceremonies in which they had to jump at least their own height to progress to manhood. The book is named „Manthropology“ with subtitle „The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male“. His conclusions about the speed of Australian aboriginals 20,000 years ago are based on a set of footprints, preserved in a fossilized claypan lake bed, of six men chasing prey. Agencies are informing.