Usain Bolt says he'll try soccer

Updated: September 5, 2010, 12:57 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt says he'll attempt to play professional soccer once he brings his track and field career to an end.

The world and Olympic 100- and 200-meter champion believes he has four years left in track and field, and in that time wants to lower his world record in the 100 to 9.4 seconds.

Bolt then intends to try his luck in soccer for two years.

The 24-year-old Bolt told BBC Radio on Sunday that "I always watch those guys and I think I could be a professional footballer. I'll try that -- maybe I could get into a good side or even an average side."

Bolt says he would be a "defensive or attacking midfielder."

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