ROME (AP) - Usain Bolt is looking forward to performing at his best again after being slowed by a hamstring injury a month ago.

The 100-meter world record-holder says his hamstring "is much, much better now" and that "everything is coming together" ahead of his European debut this year at Thursday's Golden Gala meet.

The six-time Olympic champion added that he's been "doing a lot of work" on his speed endurance.

Bolt ran the 100 only once this year, narrowly winning in a relatively slow 10.09 seconds in the Cayman Islands a month ago.

It's the third consecutive year Bolt is running at the Stadio Olimpico. He won in 9.91 in 2011 and in 9.76 last year.

Bolt's 100 world record of 9.58 was set at the 2009 worlds in Berlin.

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