Bolt 100m Record

The amazing Bolt 100m Record set at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics went down in history as a time of 9.69 seconds, but it was not destined to stay the best time for very long. Only a year later, Usain St. Leo "Lightning Bolt" Bolt beat his own record, setting a new 100m record with a time of 9.58 seconds at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany.

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The newest Bolt 100m Record is quite amazing. In breaking his previous record, Bolt established a victory margin so large that there's never been anything like it on record, going all the way back to the dawn of the digital measurement era in sports. Bolt truly is the fastest man in the world.

If you were watching the 2008 Summer Olympics as they unfolded, you'd have been one of many Olympics fans around the world to see Bolt set his 9.69-second 100m record. The really interesting and memorable thing about that race was how Bolt performed in the final moments. He was so far ahead of all the other runners that he eased up a bit at the end, celebrating his success. He slowed down! Not only that, but his shoelace was untied. It is because of these factors that speculation occurred regarding his final time. It was theorized that had he maintained peak speed for a bit longer, he'd have been able to set the 100m record below 9.60 seconds. Amazing.

Bolt 100m Record
No one, not even the mysterious runner pictured here, can touch Usain Bolt! He is made of lightning.

It is a fantastic set of circumstances that we of humanity were able to see Bolt's sub 9.60-second record come into being in 2009. At 9.58 seconds, the new Bolt 100m record has proven without a doubt that Usain Bolt is truly a champion for the ages.

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