Usain Bolt is freaking fast. Usain Bolt is so freaking fast, so much more so than all those other freaking fast, that he had room to taunt his competitors in a 100 meter dash. We'll repeat that for emphasis: in a 100 meter dash. Despite a victory dance mid-race, Bolt still broke his own world record lowering it from 9.72 sec to 9.69 sec. But what if he had sprinted through the tape? According to an astrophysicist, Bolt would've done something never done before in sport.
Based on video analysis of the race, Dr. Hans Eriksen of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, estimates that if Bolt hadn't stopped to admire himself, he would've run the race in 9.55 seconds. Another 0.14 seconds might not sound that impressive but a quick search on the 100m dash shows it would've been an unprecedented performance. Since the era of electronic scoring the biggest single drop in the world record was 0.07 seconds when Jim Hines dropped the record from 10.02 sec to 9.95 sec in 1968. If the estimates are correct Bolt would've broken the record by 0.17 sec, more than twice that of Hines. As we said, freaking fast.
I agree, really freaking fast.
Give post a once over before posting though.
"those other freaking fast, that"
"that if Bolt if he hadn’t"
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Now that wasn't very smart of him! He could have done something never before done in sports and he decided to dance?
I repeat, not very smart.
nope ur right not smart at all .
I agree. Its not very smart to taunt during race, especially race like 100m sprint where 1/100sec decides who finishes first.
Well he knew he was gonna win and he probably wants to be able to break the record multiple times.
Poor sport and likely jacked up on steroids. Doesn't impress me.
He won for speed, but not sportsmanship or personal resect.
Running fast takes 2 things: high cadence and long stride length.
Bolt is taller than the rest of his competition and has the huge advantage of his inseam in that it provides him with an inherent long stride. What makes him a true talent, is that he can actually use this long stride by moving those long legs fast, which most people his height can't do while still coordinating an effective gait.
When you look at Bolt, he definitely doesn't look like one of those juice monkey sprinters who are jacked as hell (Shawn Crawford). He is jacked as hell compared to the average man, but his build is not one that cries out "roids!". He is a tall and skinny kid.
As for the comments about poor sportsmanship, he was winning the most coveted sport event in the world by a landslide. To realize that you are about to win this and be immortalized in the record books is more than enough reason to be happy. He is young yet and has a ton more potential in further development, we can definitely expect great things from this young man. 9.5 will definitely be a possibility in the future.
HOW TO run 100 meter in 9.5 sec. or less?