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BOSTON, REUTERS — Jamaican Usain Bolt has his sights set on smashing his already electrifying 100-meter world record, the triple Olympic champion said on Sunday.

“I think I could definitely go faster — 9.5,” Bolt, whose record is 9.69 seconds, said.

“I think I could go 9.4, but I think the world stops at 9.4.”

For 2009, Bolt, who broke the 100 and 200 world records and helped Jamaica to the 4×100 relay record at the Beijing Olympics last year, hopes to win similar titles at the world championships in Berlin in August.

But his ambitions do not stop there.

“I want to be a legend in sports,” the 22-year-old told reporters at a news conference. “I want to just keep the level of competition high . . . so when I face the media every year, they will say Usain was the only guy to, ever, every season be on top — that’s my aim.”

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