BOLT-ING ALL OVER THE PLACE

Din­ner at Nine­teen, an ath­let­ics night ses­sion then back to Sin City for round two in a VIP booth un­til 4.30am where swim stars also par­tied — the world’s fastest man is show­ing se­ri­ous so­cial en­durance

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

THE big­gest name in world sprint­ing is show­ing se­ri­ous en­durance for so­cial marathons on the Gold Coast.

In his lat­est all-nighter, Usain Bolt started din­ing at Gold Coast hotspot Nine-teen Rooftop Bar at The Star (where you can get a $200 steak), telling ATG he’s en­joy­ing watch­ing rather than com­pet­ing at the Gold Coast Com­mon­wealth Games.

Af­ter a hec­tic press and party sched­ule since ar­riv­ing Wed­nes­day, he seemed to en­joy the down­time.

Bolt ap­peared re­laxed but wary at a ta­ble at the 19th floor eatery of Si­mon Gloftis, of­ten ly­ing low to not be seen over the booth seat­ing.

He dined with two friends and two pri­vate se­cu­rity guards close by.

He then headed Car­rara Sta­dium for the ath­let­ics night ses­sion, pre­sent­ing the women’s 200-me­tre sprint win­ners with their medals.

De­spite Op­tus - who brought him out as an am­bas­sador - putting on a pri­vate party at Nine­teen later, Bolt didn’t re­turn af­ter the ath­let­ics.

The soiree in the swanky rooftop venue’s VIP mez­za­nine bar was stud­ded with swim stars and VIPs in­clud­ing Cate Camp­bell, James Mag­nussen and James Roberts.

But Bolt was seen set­tling back into a VIP booth at Sin City in Surfers Par­adise about 1.30am and didn’t quit the Orchid Av­enue bar un­til just be­fore lights came on at 4.30am.

The bulk of the Aus­tralian and English swim teams joined him in­side al­beit in sep­a­rate booths at op­po­site ends of the in­fa­mous night­club.

Freestylers Emma McKeon and James Mag­nussen plus golden girl Bronte Camp­bell were among swim­mers to stay out past 3am.

In his ca­sual ATG chat ear­lier, Bolt said de­spite a Sin City DJ cameo the pre­vi­ous night it would not be his fu­ture but a hobby he in­dulges.

He said he felt for fel­low Ja­maican sprinter Yo­han Blake, favoured to win the 100m sprint but beaten by South Africans Akani Sim­bine (gold) and Hen­ri­cho Bru­in­jies (sil­ver).

Pic­ture: IN­STA­GRAM

Usain Bolt at Nine­teen at The Star on Thurs­day; (in­set) James Roberts at Sin City.

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