As they say in Jamaica: as yuh quint it, it gwan. Blink and it will be gone. Truer patois never spoken from an island that seems to breed the fastest beings on earth. Is it the healthy diet of yams? Is it the laidback lifestyle? Whatever it is, Usain Bolt keeps on doing it, and the world constantly has its eyes peeled for more.
Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth. The Jamaican sprinter is a three-time Olympic™ gold medalist and World Record holder. He broke his own world records at the 2008 World Championships in Berlin, running the 100m in 9.58 and the 200m 19.19. He also holds the world record, along with his Jamaican teammates, in the 4x100m relay (36.84). But he was always destined for greatness: Bolt holds the World Youth (20.13 at age 16) and World Junior (19.93 at age 18) records for 200m. And now he's the only man to hold the 100m and 200m World and Olympic™ titles at the same time. What does a guy like Bolt do when he’s the fastest on the planet? He trains for faster. Stay tuned.
Date of Birth:
August 21, 1986
WR 9.58s in 100m
WR 19.19s in 200m