Age-conscious Bolt feels need for speed in 2013

Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:41pm EST
 
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By Catherine MacDonald

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Conscious that he is not getting any younger, Usain Bolt will be focusing on pure speed next year after retaining his Olympic 100 and 200 meters titles in London.

The charismatic Jamaican, who turns 27 in August, holds the world records in both sprints and will be looking to better those marks, set at the world championship in Berlin in 2009, during 2013, he told Reuters Television on Friday.

"It's all about speed this year, trying to see how fast as I can go," he said in an interview in Barcelona, where he is attending the IAAF centenary celebrations.

"I want to see what I can do," he added.

"I'm getting older so I should try to go as fast as I possibly can now.

"So I think that will be the main focus as long as everything goes smooth as we want it to, no injuries and stuff, it should be a good season."

Bolt has said he wants to keep seeking fresh challenges after becoming the first man to retain both the 100 and 200 Olympic crowns, including possibly running the 400 meters or even competing in long jump.

However, he ruled out the latter on Friday, saying his coach had warned him about the risk of injury.   Continued...

 
Jamaica's double Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt stikes a pose while inaugurating a Puma store in Barcelona November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Albert Gea