Bangalore: At 52, Carl Lewis can be mistaken for an athlete in his prime, save his white-speckled pate, and is as riveting a personality as he was in his salad days when he won nine Olympic gold medals besides a host of World championship laurels.

Carl Lewis in Bangalore yesterday. Pic/PTI
Carl Lewis in Bangalore yesterday. Pic/PTI 

Lot on the plate
Here as a Brand Ambassador for the TCS World 10K Bangalore run scheduled for Sunday, Lewis, revealed yesterday that he is busier than what he was as a top-flight athlete. "After I retired, I have been into many things.

"I'm the Brand Ambassador for United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, I travel to events such as this (the World 10K), I have my own marketing and branding company.

I also coach at the University of Houston so I am busier now than ever before," Lewis told reporters. He also called for athletes to be vocal on doping-related issues.