Usain Bolt is going to make it as a footballer this year as his career will begin in Australia.
Later in August, the eight-time Olympic gold medalist will embark on a “indefinite training period” with the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners.
The 31-year-old Jamaican will begin training on August 18, with an aim to make it on the Mariners’ squad for their season opener on October 21.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to prove that with hard work anything is possible,” Bolt said on social media on Tuesday. “I’m going to come here and do my best.”
To his detractors, he added a further message.
“Watch out I’m on the way. Remember I don’t think limits.”
A big fan of Manchester United, Bolt was open about his desire to play football professionally during his eight-year Olympic reign.
His sprinting dominance was punctuated with a “triple double,” clinching golds in the 100 and 200 meters in Beijing, London and Rio. His 2009 world record runs in each event are still intact.