At which point there are probably a couple of things worth saying about Bolt. The first is that his retirement is already the most interesting point of the sporting summer. In part because he remains the greatest in an event that for all the fog and noises off retains its razor-edge fascination, a basic register of human ultimacy. And in part just for his own warmth, his status as surely the most popular, most widely-cherished sports person on the planet… More at The Guardian.
His true greatness will grow the further we get away from the day he retired.