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.
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— Joe Fleming (@ByJoeFleming) August 5, 2017
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.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 24, 2017
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.
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) October 24, 2017
“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.”