Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is reconsidering plans to retire after the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 and also says he is desperate to be part of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The fastest man in the world, who lit up the Beijing and London Olympics, planned to call time on his sparkling career in 2016, but he admits it is probable that he will compete for one year after that.
The 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic champion told Press Association Sport that he has informed his coach that he wants to run at the Commonwealth Games, which are taking place in Glasgow next year.
Speaking at a book signing of his new autobiography 'Faster than Lightning' at Selfridges in London, the Jamaican said: "I am definitely reconsidering (retiring after 2016).
"I think my fans especially have really voiced their concern about me retiring.
"They think I should carry on and so do my sponsors. I have discussed it with my coach and he says it is possible. We will see what happens but it's on the cards that I will extend it by one more year."
One of the few medals Bolt is yet to add to his collection is Commonwealth gold.
The 27-year-old has not competed at the event. In 2006 he was due to go to Melbourne, but he pulled out because of a hamstring injury.
Bolt has never fully committed himself to Glasgow 2014 in the past, but it appears that he is now keen to add to his medal tally and compete in front of his adoring fans in Britain again.
"I have said to my coach that I would love to go to the Commonwealths," Bolt added.
"It's something that I haven't done before. It's up to him, but I have said to him that I want to be a part of it. My coach will think about it and we will see what he says. I am not 100 per cent sure. We will discuss and see what he says."
Bolt maintained his status as the top sprinter in the world when he claimed three golds at the World Championships in Moscow this summer.