Bolt sets sights on new goals

September 06, 2010

The fastest man on the planet says he'll attempt to play professional soccer once he brings his remarkable track career to an end.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, the world and Olympic 100- and 200-meter champion, told BBC radio on Sunday that he believes he has four years left in sprinting, and in that time wants to lower his world record in the 100 to 9.4 seconds — a record he says would never be broken.

"I'm definitely a good player — a defensive or attacking midfielder," the Manchester United fan said. "I always watch those guys and I think I could be a professional footballer. I'd like to play football for two years. Maybe I could get into a good side or even an average side."

Andreas Thorkildsen, Blanka Vlasic and the team's women runners saw Europe overtake the Americas and claim victory in the Continental Cup athletics meet in Split, Croatia.

Europe scored a total of 429 points to win the two-day meet, finishing just 9.5 points ahead of the Americas, which had led after the first day.

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