At 25 years of age, Usain Bolt has already recorded Olympic and World record times in 100m and 200m sprints, but the Jamaican has now outlined his desire to “amaze” the London crowd by besting both times at London 2012, for which he is a 10/1 chance.
Bolt is determined to become the fastest man alive, and is a 10/1 shot to run 100m in 9.4 seconds or less at any time this summer, which is a feat he is determined to achieve.
“People are looking forward to me running 9.4, 19 seconds, anything that’s amazing,” he told BBC Sport.
“So I’m working as hard as possible so I can go as fast as possible,” he continued.
The Jamaican’s determination will stand him in good stead to achieve what would be a monumental feat, and should he be successful in his bid for further glory, Ladbrokes could be taken to the cleaners.
In years gone by, we offered a 10,000/1 price about Bolt smashing all sprinting records in existence by propelling past the London finish line in less than nine seconds, and would be liable to pay out more than £1 million should he record such an incredible time.
Great British athletes are afforded little chance in competition against Bolt, with a 100/1 price attributed to a Great Britain triumphant in the 100m final.
It is the same price that Bolt wins the final in 10.00 seconds, and such hefty odds are a testament to the Jamaican’s incredible natural pace.
Whilst some could suggest arrogance at Bolt’s proclamation that he wants to set new records rather than simply winning the 100m final at the Olympics, he really does look a class apart from all potential competitors in the field.
His pedigree in sprinting events is second to none, and he looks well worth investment at 10/1 to break either his 100m record of 9.58 seconds, or his 200m record of 19.19 seconds in London this summer.