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