Usain Bolt aiming for new 200m world record

Usain Bolt believes that he is capable of becoming the first man to run below 19 seconds in the 200m.

Usain Bolt has revealed that his main focus is to try to break the 19-second barrier for the 200m.

Bolt currently holds the world record at 19.19 seconds, but the Jamaican sprint king, who also possesses the 100m world record, wants to make history and become the first man to run below 19 seconds.

The 28-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "Everybody wants to see the 100m go but the 200m is for me.

"If I can get a perfect season where I'm working well, without any injuries and with no time off, I'll definitely have the chance to break the 100m world record.

"The 200m is my personal focus. One of my biggest goals is to try to run sub-19, pushing the barrier a little bit will be great for me."

Bolt set both world records at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.

Usain Bolt competes in the Men's 4x100 metres relay heats at Hampden Park during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014
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