ALLYN Condon is aiming for the next Olympics. But not in athletics - the sport in which he has made his name as an international-class competitor.
For when the 31-year-old says he is putting his future plans on ice, he means it literally.
In a major sporting career change, the Commonwealth Games sprint relay gold medallist -with PBs of 10.21 secs over 100m and 20.63 for 200m - is ready to swap the fast lane on the athletics track for the 90mph thrills of bobsleigh racing over one mile.
So it's the 2010 winter games in Vancouver in Canada, rather than the summer Olympics at Beijing, China, in two years' time which he is targeting.
Condon has been headhunted by bobsleigh driver Lee Johnston, who piloted the Great Britain 1 four-man team at this year's winter games in Italy.
Disappointed by 17th position in Turin, Johnston is looking to assemble a new - and faster -lineup.
That is where hot-heeled Condon comes in -along with his Sale Harriers team-mate and training partner Daniel Money, 29.
Should the rookie recruits take to the discipline, they could yet be fast tracked into the World Championships early next year.
That would mean Condon, who has already tasted the summer games as an athlete in Sydney six years ago, abandoning a proposed athletics swansong as the two disciplines would inevitably overlap.
He said: 'I have decided now that due to injuries - and fast 17-year-olds! - that I am no longer going to compete on the track with the exception of maybe one more indoor season and the 2007 European Indoors in Birmingham.
'I had always said I would continue until the 2008 Olympics where I would be 34 but have decided to switch to a new challenge.
'Daniel and I have been asked to join up with the British Olympic team over the next couple of months for a series of trials with the hope of becoming regular members of the squad.
'If everything is OK come September, I'll get to have a go on a proper track.'
Condon has his first training run on a dry course in Bath this Saturday and he won't have to worry about doing any sprint work for the all-important starting push.
That means he can be thrust straight into action in the bob itself.
He added: 'It is a bit of a drastic change but an interesting one nonetheless. I'm really looking forward to it.
'I know it sounds a bit cheesy but I remember watching the film Cool Runnings years ago. That was where I got the idea from.'
The 1993 film is based on the true story of the first Jamacian bobsleigh team trying for the Winter Olympics
Condon said: 'I have wanted to do this for five or six years but it would have clashed with my indoor season so I have put it to one side.
'Lee has been to the last three Olympics but admitted that over the last few years, the squad has not been fast enough.'