Bolt retired last month after the IAAF World Championships in London. He holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100m and 19.19 in the 200m — both set in Berlin in 2009.
“I think (they’re) going to last a while,” Bolt said during a promotional event in Japan. “I think our era with Yohan Blake, Justin Gatlin and Asafa Powell and all these guys was the best era of athletes. If it was going to be broken, it would have been broken in this era, so I think I have at least 15 to 20 more years.”
As for the next biggest star in track, Bolt said he doesn’t see anyone at the moment who he expects will follow in his footsteps.
“It’s hard for me to pick someone,” Bolt said. “I think what made me stand out was not only the fast times that I ran but my personality that people really enjoyed and loved.
“If you want to be a star in sports and take over a sport you have to let people know who you are as a person, not just as a track athlete.”