Usain Bolt made Steve Cram's year after sealing historic triple triple 5 years ago

Usain Bolt made Steve Cram's year after sealing historic triple triple

Nine Olympic finals, nine gold medals: Usain Bolt has sealed his triple triple.

Having already retained his 100m and 200m Olympic titles in Rio, he brought home the baton in the last leg of the Jamaican 4 x 100m relay team's success on Friday night.

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This was to be the final act in the 29-year-old's Olympic career, who has announced that he won't be defending his titles in Tokyo in 2020.

Speaking to the BBC after the race, Bolt admitted he was relieved to have accomplished what he set out to achieve.

"I'm just relieved. I've done it. I never knew from the start that this was going to happen and now it has, it's a brilliant feeling. I told the guys [his relay teammates] if it didn't come true I'd beat them up!"

In true Muhammad Ali style, Bolt goes on to remind viewers that he is the greatest (in terms of Olympic sprinters, it's hard to argue otherwise, really).

Thanked by the BBC for the many interviews he has given them over the years, Bolt signs off by paying tribute to Steve Cram's commentary.

"Steve, this is because of you. This is why I talk to them because you are the best. You make me feel good when I watch the commentary. Thank you." 

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That's Steve Cram's year made, then.

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