Usain Bolt’s Hyundai A-League trial will be put on hold, with the Central Coast Mariners confirming on Saturday the world’s fastest man is off to Europe.
Bolt will leave Gosford on Sunday for an event in France, which was pre-arranged some months before the Jamaican was taken on board by the Mariners.
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“After completing his first three weeks of training with the Central Coast Mariners, the club wishes to advise media that Usain Bolt will be abroad from Sunday, 9 September to Sunday, 16 September for a previously planned commitment,” the Mariners said in a statement.
“This commitment was agreed between Usain Bolt and the Central Coast Mariners before his training period commenced with the club.”
As one of the most recognisable faces on the planet, Bolt has a host of commercial commitments with some huge brands.
But making the most of his shot with the Mariners is still high on his priority list, with the 32-year-old completing another solid week on the training pitch after his 20-minute debut against the Central Coast Select last month.
It’s been reported that the Mariners’ Head of High Performance Andrew Young has devised a training program for Bolt to complete during his week in Europe.