World Athletics: Bolt considers Commonwealth Games run

Brilliant Bolt regains world 100m crown

World 100m champion Usain Bolt says he is keen to make a first Commonwealth Games appearance in Glasgow next year.

The Jamaican, who won his second world 100m title on Sunday, missed both the 2006 and 2010 Games through injury.

But with no World Championships or Olympics in 2014, he wants to add another title to his list of honours.

"On 'off-years' I try not to stress myself too much but I've never been to the Commonwealths so that's something I'm thinking about," he said.

"It's always something good to add to the resume.

"Next year I'll have to train hard and push myself. I'll be on the circuit trying to run fast times."

The athletics competition takes place from 27 July to 2 August at Hampden Park and the presence of the six-time Olympic gold medallist and 100 and 200m world record holder would be a huge draw for the event.

Bolt clocked a time of 9.77 seconds in beating American Justin Gatlin and fellow Jamaican Nesta Carter in Moscow to make up for his false start in the 2011 World Championships final and add to his list of global honours. The 26-year-old is also keen to maintain his dominance in the sprint events.

"I am going to try to continue winning championships. I want to be mentioned alongside greats like Pele, Maradona and Muhammad Ali," he added.

"It was an average start and that, for me, is a great start. Around great starters like Gatlin and Carter, I knew I had to get it right. I knew Gatlin was not going to crack under pressure so I had to stay focused and run to the line.

"I said to Gatlin I always appreciate competing with him because he always comes out and gives it his best."

Gatlin said afterwards: "He's a competitor and a showman. He's a gamer. If you're going to get beaten then get beaten by the best."

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