Bolt heads for United

(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.