British sprint starlet Adam Gemili has revealed that he is targeting a time of under 10 seconds in the New Year.
The world junior champion at 100m received a boost earlier this week as he was awarded elite-level lottery funding following a string of impressive performances during 2012, including a semi-final run at the London Olympics.
Gemili said he that expects to go faster than his personal best time of 10.05sec next season.
"With a full winter training, working on my technique and staying injury free it could happen," he told the Daily Mail.
"But it just showed me that it's not impossible to get to the level they're at."
The 19-year-old is gunning to become the youngest man to break the 10-second barrier, a record currently held by Blake at 19 years and 196 days.