(BBC Online) Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will take part in the 150 metres street race in Manchester on Sunday.
Bolt’s participation was in doubt after he was involved in a car crash in Jamaica two weeks ago and had to have thorns removed from his left foot.
The 22-year-old, who won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the Beijing Games last summer, returned to light training last Friday.
Bolt’s coach Glen Mills said: ‘He looks okay and will be fine for Manchester.’
The 150m race will see the Jamaican competing against top British sprinters Marlon Devonish and Simeon Williamson in Manchester city centre.
Bolt, a keen Manchester United fan, is looking forward to meeting the team at their training ground and has promised to give Cristiano Ronaldo some sprinting tips in return for a signed shirt.
He is also due to be presented on the Old Trafford pitch during the half-time interval at Saturday’s match against Arsenal.
Bolt will also attend the Manchester United Players Awards on Sunday where he will present the fans’ player of the year prize.