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Bolt sets himself a new challenge

WINNER AGAIN: Usain Bolt has won the IAAF Athlete of the Year award

THE WORLD’S fastest man has set himself a new challenge for the London 2012 Olympics. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, 25, says he will run the 4x400m relay for the first time, as well as defending his Olympic titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.

He said: "I will probably be in good shape and I know the guys are really stepping up the 400m level in Jamaica."
He retained his 200m crown at this year's World Championships in Daegu, where he also helped Jamaica defend the 4x100m relay in a new world record time of 37.04 seconds.

However in South Korea, Bolt also surrendered his chance to defend his world 100m crown when he was disqualified from the final for a false start, allowing compatriot Yohan Blake to succeed him.

Bolt made his declaration after being named IAAF Athlete of ther Year. It is the third time the the charismatic sprint legend has been named athlete of the year by governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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