Usain Bolt: ‘I’ll race Mo Farah at 600m’

Usain Bolt won in the 100m at the London Anniversary Games. Picture: Getty
Usain Bolt won in the 100m at the London Anniversary Games. Picture: Getty
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OLYMPIC sprint champion Usain Bolt has accepted a challenge from Britain’s middle distance champion Mo Farah to race for charity, saying he would be prepared to meet over 600 metres.

Farah, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the 2012 London Games, had said at the weekend: “It’d be great to be able to do a distance where people vote in what distance will be suitable… Bolt, are you up for that?”

Bolt was shown footage of Farah asking the Jamaican for the race and replied he would be prepared to take the challenge. “That sounds fun,” said Bolt yesterday. “It’s going to be hard but it’s charity so it’s all about fun and enjoyment.”

Bolt, who holds the world records at 100m and 200m, said running 1,500m would be out of the question. “It’s way too far,” he explained. “600 for sure I can try because I’ve done 600 metres in training, but not 1,500 metres.”