Bolt wants to break his 200m record

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt outlines his plans for the new season ahead of his 80-yard dash with a Metrobus.

    Usain Bolt will be taking on a Metrobus in an 80-yard dash on Saturday [AFP]
    Usain Bolt will be taking on a Metrobus in an 80-yard dash on Saturday [AFP]

    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt wants to break the 200m world record and run in under 19 seconds.

    Bolt was speaking on Friday after arriving in Argentina to hold a coaching clinic in Los Piletones, a shanty town south of Buenos Aires.

    The world's fastest man arrived in Argentina vowing to try his level best to break his own records in the new year.

    He became the first athlete in history to win the gold medal in two consecutive Olympic Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) in the 100 metre and 200 metre finals.

    "This upcoming season, my aim is to try to break the world record and run under 19 seconds," said Bolt who set the 200m world record of 19.19 seconds at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany.

    He also targeted the Olympics in Rio in 2016 when he will hope to add to his six Olympic gold medals.

    "My last goal is to go to Rio in 2016 and to try to win the Olympics again for the third time.

    "That's never been done so that would be a big feat and a big goal for me so that's my main goals."

    Bolt will run head-to-head with a Metrobus on Saturday in an 80-yard dash before facing fellow sprinters Mario Forsythe, Kimmari Roach and Daniel Bailey in a 120m race.

    SOURCE: AP


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