International Athletics

Bolt expects to run under 10sec

2014-08-16 07:38
Usain Bolt (AFP)

Rio de Janeiro - Usain Bolt expects to run under 10 seconds in a 100-metre race set up on a Rio de Janeiro beach this weekend.

Bolt says Sunday's race is "going to be a test" to see where he's at with his preparations this season. He will be competing against three other sprinters in the "Mano a Mano Challenge" on a track at Leme beach.

He said Friday that he "felt pretty good" after running at the Commonwealth Games earlier this month in Glasgow and "should" run "under 10 seconds, no problem," on Sunday.

Bolt, the world record holder in the 100 metres with 9.58 seconds, also said he is looking forward to coming to the 2016 Rio Olympics next year to try to "push my legend status to a higher level."

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