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Sprint legend streamlining fitness for Dortmund trial

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia—Legendary retired Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt, says he is seriously weighing up a career in football, and is currently getting in shape to undertake a possible trial at German Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund.

The multiple-time World and Olympic champion, the most successful sprinter ever in the history of the sport, has always flirted with the idea of a football career but has firmed up plans following his retirement last August at the World Championships in London.

“It’s something that I want to do. I’m trying to get fit now,” the 31-year-old told the Herald Sun as he took charge of a training session with members of the Australia cricket side preparing for the Ashes series against England.

“My doctor finally passed me after my hamstring problems at the World Championships, so now I can start training. I’ve started training while I’m here and trying to get into shape before I get home and next year I’ll get a trial and we’ll take it from there.”