Pint-sized 104-year-old sprinter has eyes on Bolt

Japanese sprinter Hidekichi Miyazaki (C), 104, is helped by his daughter Kiyono (R) and 89-year-old...

Japanese sprinter Hidekichi Miyazaki (C), 104, is helped by his daughter Kiyono (R) and 89-year-old athlete Hiroshi Miyamoto (L) after crossing the finish line of men's 100m dash at a Japan Masters Athletics competition in Kyoto on August 3, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA)

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Most men turning 104 years old are likely content to put their feet up and take it easy. Not Hidekichi Miyazaki. He wants to race Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

Miyazaki holds the world record for the 100-metre dash for centenarians, at 29.83 seconds.

In an interview with AFP, the five-foot, 92-lb. Japanese sprinter said: "I'd love to race Bolt."

"I'm keeping the dream alive. I try to stay in top shape and stay disciplined and healthy. That's important for everyone — even Usain Bolt."

In the meantime, he's training for a more attainable goal — dominating the 105-109 age group race category.

As no official time exists in that class, simply finishing a race should do it.

Bolt, on the other hand, still holds the 100m record after dashing to a 9.58 finish in Berlin back in 2009.


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