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Bolt looking to bounce back

As the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt is a big draw for any athletics event, and as such any poor form will be a concern for the organisers of the Olympics: Bolt is the world's premier track and field athlete, and should he not be on for next summer's games in London, then the whole affair lose a lot of glamour – it's another potential world record lost.

Bolt has struggled with injuries since last year, with that season cut short due to Achilles and back problems, and his year's best time is 9.91 seconds, way off his world record of 9.58secs. Bolt himself admits that he isn't at his best form, but is working towards better times.

'I'm a long way off 9.58 seconds,' he said. 'I'm not going to lie to myself and say that I'll get there. It's not going to happen this season,' he said. 'I could get to 9.6 or 9.7, I'm working on it. I'm taking my time and everyday it's coming together better. But 9.58 is not a joke.

'It's very hard to come back from injury. You have to take your time and work your way back up. I want to run fast and I always run as fast as possible. I'm always up to the challenge and no matter how slow I run, I'm always at the front of the pack.

'I've not got to prove to anyone that I'm still the world's fastest man, blah blah blah. It's always been about the World Championships, never about the times. It's all about getting everything right. If the technique is right and I run 10 seconds flat, I'll be happy.'

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