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· Im not fat... im sex.
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Bolt to run on Manchester streets

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will compete in a 150 metre street race in Manchester on 17 May.
The race, which will be Bolt's first in Europe before the World Championships, will be shown on BBC television.

The Jamaican, 22, won gold in the men's 100m and 200m at the Beijing Olympic Games in world record times and also triumphed in the 4x100 relay.

Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie will be bidding to regain his Bupa Great Manchester Run title on the same day.

Bolt, who will use the event partly as a tune-up for the World Championships in Berlin in August, said: "I am very excited to compete for my first time in Manchester, my first time in a 150m race and my first time in a street race.

"I love competing in the UK, it is like my second home as I usually stay in London during the European racing season.

"When I heard about the idea I thought it would be great fun and something new and exciting. Hopefully this event will be the start of many more similar events all over the world and inspire kids to take up athletics."

Bolt, a Manchester United fan, added that he had an ulterior motive for racing in the city.
"I am also looking forward to going to Old Trafford to support my team," he said. "I've wanted to come to a match for a long time and am delighted to get the opportunity."

The Manchester events will be similar to street sprint races held in Newcastle and Gateshead last summer, while there are also plans for an international "Ashes" match between England and Australia this summer.

Earlier in the day, marathon world record-holder Gebrselassie, 35, will hope to triumph in the Great Manchester Run, an event which he won in a then-record time of 27 minutes 25 seconds in 2005.

what a bloody day tripper :p:mf_tongue::rofl:

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cristiano ronaldo to be faster

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be given a special training session with the man's fastest man - Usain Bolt. Triple Olympic champion Bolt will be in Manchester to run in a one-off 150m street race in May.

source - bbc football


· Pz
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This has already been posted a few times i think mate. If it helps him get faster it'd be immense because speed with technique is a scary combination. Itd be great if it really does work. Not so much if it somehow slowed him down lol.

pz! :cool:

· United's masseuse
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It`s just a rumor .. and altho the source from where you got that piece is BBC Sports, its in the Gossip section where they grab gossip from different football websites and newspapers .. & they got that part from the Daily Star.

· Registered
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Imagine how fast Ronaldo will be next season after his training lesson's with Usain Bolt, he will cruise past defenders and score many goals.

Imagine if Bolt played soccer and played for us, Rooney could just past the ball through the defence and let Bolt sprint onto it..... that would be good :)
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