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James Dasaolu ready for Usain Bolt test

Last Updated: 26/07/13 11:07am

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James Dasaolu: In esteemed company

James Dasaolu: In esteemed company

James Dasaolu is relishing the chance to test himself against the best in the business as he prepares to race against Usain Bolt at this weekend's Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium.

Dasaolu became the second fastest Briton in history over 100m after clocking 9.91 seconds at the British Championships in Birmingham.

Bolt has not managed to run that fast this season, with the Jamaican world record holder peaking at 9.94 seconds in 2013, and Dasaolu is keen to test his mettle against him.

"This is what I work hard for every day," said the 25-year-old.

"I'm really happy just to be among the likes of Usain Bolt and the quickest guys in the world.

"I know I have to run quicker if I am to challenge him and the rest of the guys, but I am progressing pretty well.

"I have broken that sub-10 barrier so lining up against sub-10 guys I know that's the kind of the field I belong in. It gives me confidence."

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