Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has revealed he’s been training twice a day in a bid to thrill Glasgow.
The six-times Olympic gold medallist missed nine weeks’ training after surgery on his left foot in March.
Usain Bolt says he is ready to put in a good showing in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from foot surgery and a hamstring injury.
The Jamaican, who missed nine weeks of training after surgery on his left foot in March, told Reuters he is back in sub-10-second shape after training twice a day to get ready for the Glasgow Games.
“It’s been rough, but I’ve been through it a couple times so know what it takes to get back so I’m just pushing on and working towards what’s necessary for this season,” Bolt said on Tuesday morning during a training session.
Usain Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills revealed twice-a-day workouts were necessary to get Bolt ready to compete after missing a mountain of foundation work.
“We will train in the morning and evening when it is necessary but it’s not the routine,” said coach Mills.
“Usain has lost a significant amount of training time but he is determined to run a couple of races this summer.
“In order to get in the sufficient amount of sessions, we have to double up training morning and evening.”
According to Usain Bolt, “My doctor said the best thing to do was to get the surgery done otherwise it would bother me over my career.”
“So I just did it because I considered this my off season. Now I’m just trying to get back,” Bolt added.
Bolt, 27, has penciled in four 100m races over the next six weeks and he admits he did not want to miss the Games.
He also insisted he did not want to take anyone’s spot in the 100m having missed the trials.
“I’m going there for my fans and to show I’m getting back into shape. They can look for great things,” he said.