A quick chat with the world's fastest man.
IS HAVING A WATCH DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL?
It is extremely special; I feel very honoured. Hublot has done a great job.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO WORK WITH HUBLOT?
At the moment, Hublot is on top of the world in its field. I am on top in mine, too. It is a great combination. And time is very important to both of us.
DO YOU FEEL THAT SUCCESS AND GLORY HAVE ALLOWED YOU TO MATURE FASTER?
I have been given some great opportunities as a result of my success and definitely these experiences have helped me mature as a person and as an athlete.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE THE SAME GUY FOUR YEARS AGO?
I am always the same guy.
DOES THE IMAGE THAT PEOPLE HAVE OF YOU MATCH THE REAL USAIN BOLT?
I think the world gets to see my personality when I run. I am just a person who likes to have fun, whether there are four people or four million people watching.
IN SPORTS, IT'S ALWAYS HARDER TO STAY AT THE TOP. AGREED?
When you are at the top, everyone else is aiming to beat you. The true test of a champion is [about] winning the titles over and over again. That is what makes a legend.
WILL YOU FEEL MORE PRESSURE THAN IN 2008?
I don't really think about the pressure. I feel the same.
DO YOU FEEL YOU CAN BEAT YOUR OWN RECORDS?
I think it is possible, but I need to get the right fitness, stadium, weather and energy from the crowd.