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Usain Bolt – The Undisputed World’s Fastest Man

August 20, 2008

When I remember watching Michael Johnson break the 200m in the 1994 Olympics, never in my wildest dreams did I think that record of 19.32 would be broken. I was running track in middle school at the time and Michael Johnson, with his golden spikes, and 9.66 split time projected such an aura of invincibility. He was a hero for me, as he was for many other would-be track runners in America.

Flash forward a dozen years and here we are in Beijing, watching Usain Bolt run a blistering 19.30 and Michael Johnson’s record. Words cannot even express how impressive it is to me for one man to break BOTH the 100 and 200 world records in the same games. Usain Bolt also became the first man since Carl Lewis to win the sprint doubles. And so it is. This 6’5″ Jamaican prodigy is now the hero for the children of this generation, as Michael Johnson was mine.

The 21 year old lightning Bolt ran his ass off like he said he would. And into a headwind. Simply amazing.