Bolt takes break for A-League tryout

GOSFORD, Australia — Star sprinter Usain Bolt is taking a week-long break from his professional football trial with Australian A-League club the Central Coast Mariners.

In a statement on Saturday, the Mariners said Bolt would fly out of Australia Sunday to an undisclosed destination.

A Mariners spokesman said "after completing his first three weeks of training with the Central Coast Mariners, the club wishes to advise that Usain Bolt will be abroad from Sunday 9 September to Sunday 16 September for a previously planned commitment. This commitment was agreed between Usain Bolt and the Central Coast Mariners before his training period commenced with the club."

Bolt played for the Mariners for the first time last week in a pre-season match against a Central Coast amateur selection, attracting a stronger-than-usual crowd of more than 10,000.

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