Usain Bolt’s road to Rio Olympics, retirement to be made into documentary
Usain Bolt will be followed by cameras, reportedly starting in May, to film a feature-length documentary for theatrical release about his preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympics and his planned 2017 retirement.
British filmmakers Fulwell 73’s production will also look back at his career that’s included six Olympic gold medals and world records in the 100m and 200m sprints.
Directors Gabe and Ben Turner previously directed “The Class of ’92,” a 2013 documentary on Manchester United, Bolt’s favorite soccer team.
“When I met Gabe and Ben and heard about their previous work, I felt they would be the right people to tell my story and capture my journey to Rio 2016,” Bolt said in a press release.
“Ben and I had a real interest in looking at the life of an athlete competing in an individual sport,” Gabe Turner said, according to the Guardian. “When the opportunity arose to do so with the greatest athlete of all time, we leapt at the chance. Usain’s journey over this next year and what he achieves in Rio, will define his legacy and redefine what is possible in his sport. We cannot wait to be with him every step of the way.”
Bolt was previously documented in the 2012 film, “Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive.”
Bolt is next scheduled to compete in the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas this weekend.