24 Nov 2013

Bolt to target 200 record in 2014

6:17 pm on 24 November 2013

The Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has set his sights on breaking his own 200 metre world record in 2014 with no competitions to distract his focus.

Bolt, who was last week named IAAF male World Athlete of the Year for a fifth time, captured yet another triple-gold haul at the world championships in Moscow this year, defending his 100 and 200m titles before anchoring the Jamaican team to victory in the 4x100 relay.

But records were off the agenda for Bolt this year despite claiming the world-leading 200 time in Moscow - a situation the 27-year-old is keen to rectify as he plans his strategy for 2014.

He says definitely for this season he and his coach have decided to focus on running faster because there is no championship, so they're definitely targeting the 200 metres.