Skip to comments.Bolt shatters 100-meter world record[9.58]
Posted on 08/16/2009 6:05:22 PM PDT by BGHater
Usain Bolt crossed the finish line, saw his record-setting time on the clock and spread his arms as if he were soaring like a bird.
About all this guy cant do is fly. And by saving his celebration until after the finish line this time, he showed how fast a man really can go on two feet.
The Jamaican shattered the world record again Sunday, running 100 meters in 9.58 seconds at the world championships to turn his much-anticipated race against Tyson Gay into a one-man show.
That was 0.11 seconds faster than the mark he set last year at the Beijing Olympicsthe biggest improvement in the 100-meter record since electronic timing began in 1968.
Gay, his closest rival, broke the American mark with his 9.71 performance and still looked like he was joggingfinishing a few big strides behind Bolt in second place.
Bolts only competition these days is the clock.
And when hes really trying, not hot-dogging it over the line the way he did in China, even time itself doesnt stand a chance.
I dont run for world records, said Bolt, who crossed the line, his yam-colored Pumas kicking high, with a slight breeze at his back on a clear summer night in Germany.
Yet those records always seem to find him.
He thinks he can go even lower.
I know I said 9.4, Bolt said, grinning. You never know. Ill just keep on working.
The record came on the one-year anniversary of his 9.69 in Beijing, when Bolt shut his race down early, waving his arms and celebrating about 10 meters before he got to the line. Some, like Jacques Rogge of the International Olympic Committee, viewed it as a sign of bad sportsmanship.
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Thanks, my google site search has lost it’s magic of late.
It’s still hard to get my head around the fact that a guy ran 9.71 and didn’t win the race. And that the winner was MUCH faster (and could probably go a bit faster still). It’s just mind blowing.
Yeah, unreal. I still wonder how fast Bob Hayes could have run.
If my calcs are correct that is 23.35 mph. Dang, that is fast!
I think a majority of the people who watched that race agreed with Mr. Rogge regarding Bolt's actions.