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UK VOICE: Usain Bolt documentary to release July

Published:Friday | May 11, 2012 | 5:36 PM

Usain Bolt will go from sprinting legend to television star when a documentary featuring him will be released in July.

The film, entitled The Greatest, was made by French director Gael Leiblang after he met the Olympian in 2008.

After filming the athlete during that year, Leiblang sent him a DVD and Bolt’s appreciation led to him allowing Leiblang unprecedented access of the triple Olympic gold medallist over 60 days during an 18-month period.

The Voice of Sport was invited to view excerpts of the documentary, which will allow the audiences to see the person behind the showman that entertains spectators on the track.

This includes clips of the Jamaican alone in his room, following his disqualification from the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu in August 2011.

While no official date has been confirmed, The Greatest is scheduled to be shown on the BBC in late July.