Saturday, August 16, 2008

Like Lightning! Usain Bolt Wins 100 in 9.69

Usain Bolt, with his left shoe untied, broke the world record in the 100-meter dash in 9.69 seconds at the Beijing Olympics today, giving the Jamaican the title of "World's Fastest Man" in a rout.

Associated Press noted that the record might stand for a while

"No one will get near it," fellow Jamaican Michael Frater, the sixth-place finisher, said of Bolt's record. Bolt beat Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago by 0.2 second — more than a body length — while American Walter Dix was third. The race marked the first time six runners broke 10 seconds in the Olympics.

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