Adam Gemili thinks he can run under 10 seconds next season

Adam Gemili
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British sprint sensation Adam Gemili thinks that running a time of under 10 seconds next season is a realistic ambition after being upgraded to elite-level lottery funding.

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.

"Competing in London has done a lot for me. Winning the World Juniors was amazing, being in London and going against the real deal, Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake, it was nerve-wracking.

"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.

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