The Faster World’s Fastest Man

Same guy. Usain Bolt. Olypmic gold. World record of 9.69. And he slowed down in the last 15 meters as he spread his arms and pounded his chest. He could have been under 9.6!!! As one announcer stated, this is video game speed.

And this is only his second best distance. Can’t wait to see what he does in the 200m.

 (It takes a few clicks but the video from the NBC site is the best I could find)

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World’s Fastest Man

For two brief years in high school I ran track and cross country. In track I ran the half mile and anchored the mile relay. While I was not fast enough to make the leap to varsity, this began my love for track and field.

The title, “World’s Fastest Man” goes to the world record holder in the 100mm dash. As of yesterday there is a new WFM, Usain Bolt also known as known as Lightning Bolt. (Bolt, is that a classic name for a sprinter or what?) He blew away the leading USA sprinter.

Usain is from Jamaica, also home of the man he replaced as WFM, Asafa Powell who did not race yesterday due to an injury. The Jamaican Olympic trials should be must see viewing.

In world class sprinting the margin between having and losing the world record is minuscule. Bolt’s official time of 9.72 seconds was .02 seconds faster than the prior record. Amazing.