Usain The Running Bolt as his friends call him is anything but ordinary, and to answer the question from the headline, the answer is probably no. Usain St Leo Bolt is not just the fastest sprinter alive; he also holds the world records in both 100 meters and 200 meters, as well as 4 x 100 meters relay. Considered to be one the greatest athletes of our time, as well as the greatest sprinter of all time, this eight-time Olympic Gold medalist shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
Bolts Extraordinary Accomplishments
Bolt set the world record in Berlin, Germany in 2009 when he ran 100 meters in astonishing 9.58. He followed this success with 150 meters race in Manchester, which he covered in only 14.35 and in what is even more astonishing is that he finished the last 100m in just 8.70 which is the fastest ever recorded time over 100m distance. It also means that during the competition in Manchester, UK this Jamaican athlete was running with the average speed of 41.38 km/h or 25.71 mph. He set the world record in Germany, Berlin, once again when he finished a 200 meters race in 19.19.
But Bolt is no stranger to relay either. 4 x 100 meters relay in England served him as a way to set another world record in August 2012. He shared this title with Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter with the 36.84 time. His personal best, however, is 9.58 in the 100 meters race and he holds the second fastest time as well with the 9.63 seconds. He also holds world records for his teenage results in age categories 15, 16, 17 and 18 as world junior records.
Discovering His Talent For Sports
Sports came naturally for this Jamaican-born athlete. Bolt grew up with his parents and brother and sister in Jamaica’s small town Trelawny, where his parents owned a grocery store. Most of his time young Usain Bolt spent doing sports, mostly cricket and football in the street with his brother and friends. He first showed his athletic potential running for his school at the age of 12 when he became the fastest runner over the 100 meters distance. Even though he continued doing other sports as well, he began focusing his energy on improving his athletic abilities.
After taking the silver medal in the 200 meters competition at his high school annual competition, Bolt was seriously committed to athletics and sprinting with a new trainer McNeil, a former Olympic sprint athlete. With such talent and a great trainer success soon followed and this gifted athlete has managed to write his name in history. His first appearance in Hungary in 2001 presented him to the world, but still, his mischievousness and lack of dedication to athletics continued to have a negative effect on his results. His upbeat personality and a great sense of humor, as well as his laid-back and relaxed personality, make him one of the most relatable athletes, as does his passion for Call of Duty.