Usain 'Lightning' Bolt Strikes Again!

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A relatively unknown Jamaican sprinter called Usain Bolt took the world by storm at the summer Beijing Olympics, when he ran the 100 meter sprint in 9.69 seconds - not only setting a new world record but becoming the first human to run the distance under 9.7 seconds without a significant tailwind.

The best part was, he made it look really easy and started to celebrate his victory 10 meters before he even got to the finish line - leaving fans questioning how fast he could have been, had he run the entire distance at his whiz speed.

The 23-year old sprinter, appropriately named 'Lightning Bolt', put that question to rest this afternoon at the World Championships in Berlin. Running the full 100 meters, he completed the distance in 9.58 seconds, shaving off a whopping 0.11 seconds off his previous time.

Of course, Bolt being the fun-loving guy he is, did celebrate with a lot of pomp once he was done - He pranced around the stadium and even did a jig with fellow Jamaican sprinter, Asafa Powell, who took home the bronze medal.

Bolt who accomplished his latest feat at the same stadium where legendary track star Jesse Owens first made his mark in 1936, also holds the world record for the 200 meters and along with his teammates, the 4X100 meters relay record. He is also the first person to win all three events at the Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984.

Ironically, even though Bolt was the fastest runner in school by the time he was 12, his primary sport was cricket. It was not until he entered high school, that his cricket coach noticing his speed on the pitch, encouraged him to explore track - and the rest as they say is history.

Bolt's next challenge? To run the 100 meters in 9.50 seconds! We have no doubt he will be able to do that or better!

sources:bbc.co.uk,wikipedia.org,cnninternational.org

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48 Comments
  • Rdvfalmost 7 years
    Omg
    • girl32almost 7 years
      cool
      • girl32almost 7 years
        wow cool. he looks like he is having fun
        • Weirdoalmost 7 years
          I can't belive that he's so fast!GO BOLT!
          • athena4747
            athena4747almost 7 years
            Now he has been pushed over my a robotic cheetah(odd), but he is still the fastest living human being. GO USAIN!!
            • pleasedo
              pleasedoalmost 7 years
              wow to fast
              • Mystery manalmost 7 years
                Sooooooooooooo Fast
                • himaster5099999almost 7 years
                  not as fast as a roobot aha so sad just so sad
                  • izuchukwuabout 7 years
                    he is not faster than robotic cheetah this machine is faster than usain bolt it is 30mph Usain bolt is 28mph
                    • ethanover 7 years
                      he is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!