Para-athlete, Liam Malone, reckons he’ll run faster than world record sprinter, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, and wants to design a special ‘super blades’ to help him reach his goal.
Speaking to Channel 4, the New Zealand double-amputee says he wants to be the fastest person in the world.
“I’m going to be the fastest man on the planet ever,” Malone said. “I’m going to design a unique pair of blades that are going to be called super blades.
The 23 year-old, who is currently in the UK for the World Para Athletics Championship, is also confident that he will run faster than multiple Olympic gold medalist, Bolt.
“Count on it, next three years, I’ll run faster than Usain Bolt,” he said. “The most important thing for me to do is become the fastest man on the planet, run 9.5 seconds and use technology to do it,” Malone added.
Malone, a self-professed ‘face of blade running,’ won gold medals at the 100m and 200m events at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
If Malone’s to beat Bolt’s 9.58seconds world record, then, he has to do better than his current personal best, which stands at 10.90seconds.
He was also beaten by Great Britain’s Jonnie Peacock last year in the 100m.