• Usain Bolt reflects on his legacy and epic switch to football
  • Bolt thinks Cristiano Ronaldo is faster than him
  • The Olympic legend was hailed "The Greatest" male track and field athlete

Olympic legend Usain Bolt opened up about his accomplishments and has added another glitter to his legacy.

For the first time since testing positive for COVID-19, Bolt has come out to talk about his stellar career. In an exclusive interview with Spanish outlet Marca, the eight-time Olympic champion boasted about his long-standing sprint record of 9.58 seconds over 100m and 19.19 seconds over 200m.

"I think no one will get to my records (soon)," Bolt predicted. "I don't think anyone is near my records."

For Bolt, no active track and field athlete presents a strong case of breaking his all-time record at this point. He further noted that it will take a tremendous amount of “effort” before someone can finally surpass and replace him in the sport.

"The level that took me to my records was a long way and took a lot of effort,” he pointed out. “My physical attributes, the fact that I'm tall, really helped. I think it's going to take a while until someone gets there."

However, the 34-year-old appointed football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as the athlete who is “faster” than him at present.

"For sure Cristiano [Ronaldo]," the Jamaican replied when asked who could possibly run faster than him without hesitation. "He works out every day. For me, he's a super athlete. He's always on top of his game, he works out, he's focused. Right now, I think he would be faster than me."

Cristiano Ronaldo last played for Juventus against Inter Milan on March 8
Cristiano Ronaldo last played for Juventus against Inter Milan on March 8 AFP / Marco Bertorello

It can be recalled that after ending his sprinting career, Bolt made an epic switch to soccer. However, he didn’t have much success as he did with track and field.

Reflecting on his football journey, the Sherwood Content native insists that things could’ve been a lot better if he just made the right decisions.

"Personally I feel like if I'd stayed in Europe, I think I would have done much better,” he stated. "My thought was going to Australia, far from the media, far from everybody, that it would help me, less stress and pressure.

"But it didn't work out – I feel like if I'd stayed in Europe I would have gotten a lot more help and a lot more push," Bolt added.

Meanwhile, world-renowned track and field magazine Athetics Weekly has recently hailed Bolt, along with Tirunesh Dibaba as the “The Greatest” runners in the world.

“AW (Athletic Weekly) readers consider the sprint star (Bolt) and the distance running ace (Dibaba) to be the best of the best,” the article wrote.

Usain Bolt Kasi Bennett engaged
Usain Bolt sparked rumors he’s engaged to his girlfriend, Kasi Bennett. Pictured: Bolt standing at the podium during the medal ceremony for the Rio Olympics on Aug. 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Getty Images