Usain Bolt 100m
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Olympics!
Usain Bolt like no sprinter in history -- so playful, so much fun.
He gets it right when the stage is its grandest London 2012, and won the gold.
He ran the 100 meter in an Olympic record 9.63 seconds, the second fastest time ever.
He's the first man to repeat as 100 meter champion.
Second. Carl Lewis.
Special players make special plays on special days.
He could probably take the 400m world record too if he tried.
This may be the last Olympics we see two of the most special athletes that have ever been.
This particular 100m finals race featured the four fastest men in history: Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell, and Yohan Blake.
Justin Gatlin had won the gold in 100 meters in Athens in 2004, too.
Wow, what a race.
First time three sprinters finished under 9.8 -- Bolt at 9.63, Blake at 9.75, Gatlin at 9.79.
First time five sprinters finished under 9.9 -- Gay at 9.8 and Ryan Bailey at 9.88.
Three of the five fastest men (Gatlin, Gay, Bailey) are American.
"Just run through the line." ~Usain Bolt
See also this 2012 Olympics 100 meter infographic: http://pandawhale.com/convo/4342/london-olympics-2012-nbc-fails-to-show-usain-bolt-win-mens-100m-final-live-mail-online
I only had to wait until almost midnight to watch on NBC! Comcast/Xfinity own NBC; show us the olympics for free, without logging in! I blame the IOC for charging $1,000,000,000 for broadcast rights. What does the IOC do with all their money?
However, by waiting, I did learn everything you shared on the post. Amazing race!
Bolt takes 41 steps. Everyone else takes 44.
That is an excellent point: he had to take three fewer steps than everyone else.
What a stride!
Here's the play by play: http://www.businessinsider.com/bolt-olympics-100-2012-8
And ESPN on bolting
He has t-shirts made for him: http://earthboundmisfit.tumblr.com/post/28799816740/iamkingggggg-walk-jog-run-sprint-bolt-i-want
He is watched by 2 billion people: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184123/London-Olympics-2012-NBC-fails-Usain-Bolt-win-mens-100m-final-live.html?ICO=most_read_module
He is the fastest man in the world.
Usain Bolt's epic 100 meter victory... In LEGOS!
And he knows it. #YOLOA