Website chat rooms have been abuzz with opinion since the hypothetical question was posed to Bekele a fortnight ago, but now it seems the Ethiopian is keen to settle the argument with a real race over a distance between 600 and 800 metres. His manager plans to speak to Bolt’s agent about arranging a showdown.

"If Usain agrees, if someone wants to organise this, I am ready," Bekele said on the eve of the Memorial Van Damme Golden League meet in Brussels, where Bolt is also competing in the 200m.

"The 600m is a good chance for him," added the Ethiopian. "I need some 800 metres, maybe 700 metres….Read More

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