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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Usain Bolt and 7 Really Fast Other Guys

Bolt wins the marquee 100m Olympic finals in 9.63s and defends his Olympic title. He looks forward to winning 2 more gold medals (200m and 4x100m relay) which he is favored to do. What's amazing is that 7 people ran sub 10s. It would have been 8 if Asafa Powell didn't pull out (he ran the most sub 10s times races in history, 87 times!). The field was stacked with multiple WR holders and top contenders.

I remember watching Canadian Donovan Bailey break the back-then WR with a run of 9.84s at the Atlanta Games in 1996. I was in high school and part of the track & field team so it was something that I remember clearly. That time would place him 5th in today's race! Insane how people are getting faster and faster.

Bolt said he'd consider running the 4x400m relay as well, which I REALLY want to see. Imagine he were to also compete in the individual 400m? No one in the world has ever dominated athletics like he has in the 100m.

Wind (m/s): +1.5
12170Jamaica BOLT Usain9.63OR+
22169Jamaica BLAKE Yohan9.75=PB+
33216United States of America GATLIN Justin9.79PB+
43217United States of America GAY Tyson9.80SB+
53205United States of America BAILEY Ryan9.88=PB+
62547Netherlands MARTINA Churandy9.94+
73051Trinidad and Tobago THOMPSON Richard9.98+
82184Jamaica POWELL Asafa11.99+

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