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After one of the most decorated Olympic sprinting careers in history, eight-time gold medalist Usain Bolt shocked the world when he lost his final 100m race at the World Championships back in August.

Now that his 13-year track and field career is over, he has a new sport in his sights.

The 31-year-old Jamaican, who will go down as the greatest sprinter of all time, is still recovering from a hamstring tear, but has hit the football pitch, or soccer field for the Americans out there, and claims a “number of clubs” have contacted him about trying out for their team.

It has never been a secret that Bolt has a deep love of football and has even trained with his beloved Manchester United.

Now, he’s got a trial lined up with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

“Dortmund said the invitation is always open, so it is all about me getting over my injury and into shape,” Bolt said. “Then I can explore it and do the trials and see what level I am at.”

For Dortmund’s part, the Borussia CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Reviersport: “Our word is our bond.”

Head to Page 2 to see footage of Bolt on the pitch and his bold statement regarding the Jamaican National Team!

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