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Bolt accepts the challenge of Farah

ESPN staff
July 29, 2013
Usain Bolt has been the centre of attention once again on the track © PA Photos

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has accepted the challenge from Mo Farah to take him on in a charity race.

Farah, the 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic champion, called out for Bolt to take part in a mini sprint to raise funds for their charity foundations across 600m or 800m, saying: "He's [Bolt] 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 the most suitable.

"Are you up for that? Come on, you've got to do it. Let's get it on."

And on learning of Farah's challenge, Bolt has revealed it would be something he would like to take part in.

"That sounds fun. It's going to be hard but it's charity so it's all about fun and enjoyment. I'm up for anything, anything's possible," the Jamaican said, who along with Farah has starred during the Anniversary Games at London's Olympic Stadium.

But a shorter distance than what Farah is used to would suit Bolt.

"It's way too far [1500m]. Six hundred for sure I can try because I've done 600m in training," he added.

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