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Bolt ready to strike in Rome

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With August’s World Athletics Championships in Moscow looming large, Usain Bolt will begin his preparation at Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Rome.

Bolt – who has been out with a hamstring injury for a month – holds the world records over 100 and 200 metres and has six Olympic golds to his name, but the 26-year-old Manchester United fanatic is not planning to slow up any time soon.

Bolt said: “I have pretty much four more years, I think personally, in the sport, so now it is all about dominating for those four years. I am looking forward to the next Olympics to do something that has never been done before, so that is one of my biggest goals right now.”

It will be only the second time Bolt has run the 100 metres this year, but it does mark the start of a busy month for the sprinting superstar who will also compete in Norway, the Czech Republic and at the Jamaican championships at the end of June.