Usain Bolt lives football dream with Borussia Dortmund

Written by on March 24, 2018

It’s been quite a week for eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt as he rub shoulders with some of the world’s best football coaches and players.

On Thursday and Friday the fastest man in history was strutting his stuff kitted out in the famous yellow and black colors of German club Borussia Dortmund.

The 31-year-old has long expressed an interest in playing football after retiring from sprinting.

Bolt trained alongside Marco Reus and Mario Gotze during the sessions and the Jamaican shared several photos on Instagram of his time with the Dortmund stars.
The Jamaican told reporters Dortmund were incredibly welcoming and that it was “overwhelming” to train in a stadium that can hold up to 81,000 people.
“I have to give them thanks for giving me this opportunity to come out and try to accomplish my new goals.”
Bolt is keen to know how far he can take his football ambitions.
“I’ve talked to the club and told them I’m really serious about this so they said I should come back for a longer period and do some more training, then they can assess me and tell me what level I can play at.
“So I’m looking forward to that and that’s my focus right now.”
Friday’s training session was broadcast live on Dortmund’s social media channels.

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