Jamaican sprint king, Usain Bolt has ruled himself out of all upcoming races this year instead turning his attention to next year’s Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
The six-times Olympic champion revealed on his Facebook page that he would not be adding to his triple gold medal haul earned at last month’s world championships in China.
Bolt won all three sprint titles for the fifth time at a major global championships which dates back to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The 29-year-old will now miss Friday’s Diamond League finale in Brussels.
His Facebook message reads: “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. I will enjoy a short break from training now to recharge before resuming background training next month.
“I have competed in Brussels many times over the years and it is always one of the best meets on the circuit. The track is fast and they always have a full house.
“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.”