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Sprint king Bolt aims for sub-19 200m


Sprint king Bolt aims for sub-19 200m


Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt wants to run the 200 metres in under 19 seconds before he hangs up his running spikes.

The 28-year-old Jamaican sprint king holds both the world records of 100m and 200m with his fastest time to date in the latter being 19.19 seconds.

Bolt reminded the media and his fans of his 200 metres ambitions following a brief exhibition cricket match in India.

Bolt said: “I think whenever I run I set goals for myself, and I think one of the goals that I want before I retire is to run sub-19. I think it will look good and it will be a milestone and a stepping stone. This is the reason I always wanted to run sub-19; that is why I am so focused on the 200 metres. From when I was 15, I always run the 200 metres and it has become my favourite event over the years.”

After showing off his skills with a bat and ball the fastest man on earth took on his cricketing opponents at something he’s a little more comfortable with – a 100m sprint.

Bolt’s maiden visit to India appeared to be a memorable one not only for the Jamaican showman but for the thousands of fans that had turned out to see him.

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