Monday, August 17, 2009

Lightning Strikes Again


Usain "Lightning" Bolt of Jamaica broke his own world record in the 100 meters yesterday at the World Championships, running it in an amazing 9.58 seconds. The second place finisher, American, Tyson Gay ran a 9.71, which would have been very noteworthy as the second fastest time ever, next to Bolt's 9.69 he ran last year in the Olympics. Instead, Gay wasn't even sniffing Bolt's dust. It is truly cool to watch Bolt 6'5", and with a big stride, he is not your prototypical sprinter. I don't know what he is doing...hopefully not illegal supplements -- one has to wonder...but it is working. He has brought excitement back to track and field's premier event. He makes it look so easy. It took so long for the 10 second barrier to be broken, and then to even get below he may very well run in the 9.4s or some such...unimaginable even 10 years ago. So...count me as impressed. Blessings,


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