Monday, June 2, 2008

Bolt Breaks The Record

I'm not sure how much press this story's going to get. A man by the name of Usain Bolt, incidentally a very fitting name at that, broke the world record in the 100 meter dash on May 31st, running it in 9.72 seconds. I found this interesting for a handful of reasons, none of which more depressing than the fact that there is yet another world class athlete who I'm older than. More importantly, I think the sport of running itself could get a little bit of the spotlight with the right person to market. Bolt now has the #1 and the #3 fastest times in the 100 meter in the history of recorded racing and he doesn't even turn 22 until August. In addition to his 100 meter accomplishments, he was also the fastest junior ever to run the 200 meter in 2004, and in 2007, Bolt broke the all-time record for the 200 meter race with a mark of 19.75 . The Kenyans have the marathons under wraps, but Bolt is claiming the sprints for Jamaicans everywhere. Below is the video of the record setting race...

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