Jamie Reidy comments on Usain Bolt’s – the World’s Fastest Man – decision to dump his girlfriend in order to focus on training for the Olympics.
The Globe and Mail’s Dave McGinn reports that the defending Olympic 100M champion and pride of Jamaica is running solo:
The runner cannot afford any distractions in the lead up to the Games, unidentified sources close to Mr. Bolt told the newspaper. “He will have plenty of time for relationships. At the moment he’s concentrating on his running career and doesn’t want anything to distract from that,” a source said, according to the London Sun.
“No woman, no fly”?
This is nothing new, of course. Rocky Balboa famously pushed a horny Adrian away when she tried to seduce him in his kitchen, saying, “Women weaken legs.”
btw, if a lot of Olympians follow Bolt’s lead and give up sex, then their country’s athletic trainers will have to order a ton more hand lotion for the Olympic Village than they had anticipated. In fact, Jergen’s, or another enterprising lotion company, should look into sponsoring “Alone Time”…
Would you dump your girlfriend in order to go for the gold?
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