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Look out world: Usain Bolt’s ready to “become a legend.”

The world’s fastest man says after recovering from a back injury that affected his hamstrings, he’s fully fit and raring to dominate at London 2012.

He said trial events, at which he lost twice to compatriot Yohan Blake, were no indication of form and insisted it all came down to one race.

His no-show in for cameras at an open training session in Birmingham recently was no indication he was feeling pressure, he told media.

"I'm always ready. I keep telling you guys it's all about the championship,” the Guardian reported Bolt as saying.

“It's all about one run, it's not about the trials. My coach determines if we train in front of a camera, he doesn't like training in front of the cameras.”

However, if there is one area the current Olympic 100m and 200m champ feels the burden of expectation, it’s from the large Jamaican community in London.

"It's a little bit more pressure because everyone wants a win and a world record to help celebrate independence day for Jamaica,” he said.

“I know it's going to be hard and fierce competition."

Bolt also said the Olympic village wasn’t his thing leading up to his races, as he was mobbed by other athletes.

"It's not really fun to walk around in the village, there's too many people," he said.

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