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Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to race

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Farah challenges Bolt to race  (©GettyImages)
Farah challenges Bolt to race (©GettyImages).

Mo Farah has sensationally challenged the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt, to a charity track race.

Farah, the current 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic champion, believes that he and Bolt could together create a fantastic spectacle for fans in the name of charity.

The British long distance runner, who is 30-years-old, has declared that the contest would have to be battled out over an intermediate distance, with his would be opponent seemingly unbeatable over the short distance, and he therefore holds the advantage when it comes to longer races.

Farah, speaking to Sky Sports, said: "He's got his charity foundation, I've got the Mo Farah Foundation.

"It would be great to do a distance where people vote in - proper athletics fans - on what distance they think is most suitable."

Farah then challenged the fastest man in history, saying: "Are you up for that? Come on, you've got to do it."

Usain Bolt quickly replied, saying: "It's going to be hard but it's charity so it's all about fun and enjoyment.

"Six hundred (metres) for sure I can try because I've done 600m in training."

The Jamaican did concede that anything over 600m would be too far for him to do. 

 

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