The fastest man in the world is trying his talents again on the soccer pitch.
Usain Bolt will work out this week with Norwegian professional club Stromsgodset, the team announced, as he prepares for a charity game in Manchester, England, in June.
Players clapped as they welcomed Bolt as a surprise guest in their morning meeting. The Olympic champion walked into the room wearing a jersey with the number 9.58, his world record in seconds for the 100-meter dash.
“I got a few players who are fast, quick,” Stromsgodset director of football Jostein Flo said. “I guess we’ll find out during the next couple of days.”
Bolt, 31, retired from running in 2017, but says he’s serious about giving professional soccer a shot. Already this year the Jamaican sprinter has trained with German club Borussia Dortmund and South African club Sundowns.
Imagine Bolt, with that world-class speed and 6-foot-5 frame, on a soccer pitch somewhere attacking the goal.
“It’s something I really want to do and pursue,” he told Stromsgodset in a Facebook Live video. “That’s why I’m really training to make sure when I get to this charity match, I’m at my best and focused. And hopefully everything will come together, a team will see what kind of talent I have. You never know, I might get picked up. We’ll see what happens.”
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