Athletics: Usain Bolt accepts Mo Farah's challenge to race for charity

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt (above) has accepted a challenge from Britain's Olympic middle-distance champion Mo Farah to race for charity, saying he would be prepared to meet over 600 metres. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt (above) has accepted a challenge from Britain's Olympic middle-distance champion Mo Farah to race for charity, saying he would be prepared to meet over 600 metres. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has accepted a challenge from Britain's Olympic middle-distance champion Mo Farah to race for charity, saying he would be prepared to meet over 600 metres.

Farah, who won gold at the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the London Olympics last year, was the star of the Games along with Jamaican sprinter Bolt, who won the 100 and 200 metres.

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

He then turned to the camera and said: "Are you up for that? Come on, you've got to do it."

In a separate interview, Bolt was shown the footage and replied that he would be prepared to take on the challenge.

"That sounds fun," he said. "It's going to be hard but it's charity, so it's all about fun and enjoyment.

"I'm up for anything."