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Usain Bolt Fastest Man in the World

While it is unclear if Usain Bolt runs much on treadmills one thing is certain, there is no one in the world that is as fast or that has ever been faster than the 25 year old Jamaican sprinter. If you we’re asleep on can’t figure out the time change, Sunday August 5th 2012 Usain Bolt became the fastest man in the world yet again by breaking the Olympic Record in the 100m dash and winning his second strait Olympic gold medal. Bolt set a new Olympic record with a time of 9.63 seconds.


With a name like Usain Bolt and being from Jamaica it seems like it has been Bolt’s destiny to become the fastest man in the world. He was born in a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica  on 21 August 1986. Growing up one of three children his parents ran a local convince store in Trelawny. Usain played Football and Cricket growing up but when he was 12 years old he became the fast kid in the 100 m race at his school. This is when he realized he was fast and didn’t give up on his dream to become the fastest man in the world.

In high school Bolt’s cricket coach saw his speed on the field and talked him into getting into track and field. Bolt won his first high school championship in 2001. In the year 2002 at only age 15 Bolt had grown to be 6 foot 5 inches and was starting to get national attention as a promising young sprinter. Working out like an animal and focusing only on track help Bolt become a young professional at age 17.

Bolt turned professional in 2004 at the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda. Heads began to turn when he became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in under twenty seconds, setting  the world junior record outright with a time of 19.93 seconds.  A hamstring injury ruined Bolt’s chances of competing in the 2004 World Junior Championships, however Bolt was still picked for the Jamaican Olympic squad. Bolt went to the 2004 Athens Olympics with  a lot of expectations. However, he was let down  by a leg injury and was eliminated in the first round of the 200 meters with a disappointing time of 21.05 s.

While Bolt was huge in the running world it wasn’t until the 2008 Olympics until the whole world knew his name. In the Olympic 100 m final, Bolt won gold and the title fastest man alive with a  winning  time of 9.69 seconds. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Bolt won the 100 meters gold medal running a time of 9.63 seconds, setting a new Olympic record and defending his gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics the first to do so since Carl Lewis in 1988.