Usain Bolt visits Germany for hamstring, set to race Blake, Powell

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Usain Bolt visited a German doctor for “slight discomfort” in one of his hamstrings after his first race since Aug. 29 in the Cayman Islands on Saturday, his coach said, according to Reuters.

Bolt grimaced as he crossed the finish line to win in a pedestrian 10.05 seconds Saturday and later called it “rusty.”

“I think he has a slight discomfort in his hamstring, so he didn’t bother push it after that, but he’ll be all right,” coach Glen Mills said on Jamaican radio on Monday, according to the report. “He’s in Germany as we speak, and the doctors say he will be fine.”

Bolt, who dealt with a reported ankle injury in winter training, is scheduled to race a 100m in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Friday.

Bolt’s next scheduled race after that is a 100m in Kingston, Jamaica, on June 11.

There, he will face the two biggest domestic rivals of his career — former world-record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic 100m and 200m silver medalist Yohan Blake, according to the Racers Track Club, which is putting on the meet.

Bolt, Powell and Blake, three of the four fastest men of all time, were last in the same race in the 2012 Olympic 100m final. Bolt and Blake last went head-to-head in the 2012 Olympic 200m final.

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