It’s been five years since his last record-breaking run but the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt has once again admitted that he will be looking to break the 19-second barrier in the 200m in the coming years. Bolt, who holds world records in the 100m (9.58 seconds) and the 200m (19.19) says the perfect preparation and conditions would be needed if he is to lower the 200m mark he set at the 2009 World Championships – a year after breaking both the 100m and 200m world records at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bolt also set the current 100m world record at the 2009 Worlds.
“I would love to take that record below the 19-second mark, as that is something I’d be really proud of,” he said.
“That is a goal of mine and the possibility is there. I need to stay injury free for an entire season, from pre-season training all the way through, then I know I can do it,” added Bolt.
Bolt, 28, missed much of this season due to injury. His background preparations were interrupted by leg problems, forcing him to call and early end to an already truncated season.
“Everything has to be in your favour – your condition, the weather, the track – and then if you execute your race perfectly from the start through the transition and then driving to the line, then you have a chance,” said Bolt.
Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist will be looking to defend the three gold medals he won at last year’s World Championships in Moscow, when the marquee event rolls into Beijing, China, for the 2015 edition in just under a year.