Usain Bolt is really really really fast

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    *********OLYMPIC SPOILER************

    don't read if you do not want to know what happened in the 100 Meter Final

















    Usain Bolt absolutely CRUSHED the field...he had set a world record a couple of months back popping a risickulous 9.72


    Well, he just popped an even more risicukulous 9.69.......and he stopped running hard a full 20 yards from the finish to mug for the cameras and make faces, he was so far ahead...I have never seen anything like this dude. If he had kept running hard, he would have probably run under 9.60, it was that scary.


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    Man, that's amazing!! I knew by the way he looked in the early rounds he was gonna kill the field. Congrats Usain!
     
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    This is great for athletics. The field used to have some credibility issues because of doping, but Bolt is just a natural, spontaneous hyper-talent who doesn't need any cheating.

    He's going to bring the world record down to somewhere in the 9.50s where it will stay for years to come.

    The record had been broken too often, with tiny incremental steps, which isn't good. Once in a while you need a monster that brings the entire sport into a new dimension. Bolt is that creature.

    He's only beginning his career. Can't wait to see how he's going to crush the record further over the coming years.
     
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    I was hoping former FSU track and field star Dix would come closer, but bronze is pretty darn good considering he missed silver by .02 seconds.

    That 9.69 is filthy/nasty. Granted he's fast, but he must've come out of the blocks so clean and powerful to get to that speed and still break his own world record with a Gold medal locked up by the lead he established before the race had even ended !

    If Phelps wasn't doing what he's doing in the pool, this would probably be the best performance so far for an individual. But how does one compare what Phelps has done to Bolt's ? So we have the fastest humans for land and water, What about air/flight, anything going on with the jumpers ?
     
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    That was incredible. He was in a completely different league. He has natural charm & lacks the arrogance of most top sprinters. Lets hope he stays that way & isnt corrupted by fame & fortune. Great head-on slo-mo shots of Asafa Powells swinging package too. Not 9.69 seconds but Id say he's got 9.69 inches - at least!
     
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    The man is astonishing. I love it when the little countries shine like this.
     
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    Yeah, I would agree. Bolt looked rather blessed as well. But I hated that the Jamaicans wore those yellow tops that hung down over their bulges, had to wait for the slo-mo shots to see the good swingin' stuff.:tongue:
     
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    Holy damn, that's over 30 feet per second.

    Also, I haven't been paying attention to the Olympics, so my first thought was that Usain Bolt was the name of a prototype electric car or new monorail design.
     
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    loved how he smiled and sort of gave thumbs up to the cameras with about 20 meters to go.
     
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    Lightning, eh?

    Sounds about right.
    It was insane to see someone crush the competition like that. Especially when the competition included the former world record holder. Yikes!
     
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    Mr Bolt made it look easy, even engage in some showmanship 20m from the finishing line
     
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    I wonder if he can catch a football, then he'll have a very lucrative career as an NFL wide receiver, similar to former Chicago Bear and LA/Oakland Raider Willie Gault back in the 80's. Although 6'5" 190 lbs might be a little frail for his height ? You'd have to compare him to Plaxico Burress (6'5" 232 lbs).

    Another NFL player that never ran track or competed in the Olympics was Darrell Green of the Washington Redskins, he ran 40's and 60's vs Gault and Herschel Walker, smoked both of them. Running with all that padding/equipment on and then weaving thru 21 players, of which 11 are hostile and want to knock the snot out of you is a challenge.
     
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    He high stepped through the finish line pounding his chest, one of the most dominating bad ass performances I have ever witnessed. Who can pull that off in a field with the fastest sprinters on the planet?
     
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    33.857 feet per second...to be exact :wink:
     
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    the commentator who was a former sprinter, said he believed if Bolt hadn't started messing around and had kept running hard he could have gone 9.59

    which is utterly frightening.

    considering he just started running the 100 Meters this year, i would say the best is yet to come, if he stays focused and trains hard. 100 Meters isn't even his best event...200 Meters is.
     
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    1. Bolt has no football experience whatsoever. Even Justin Gatlin got a try out, and he did not do so well, even with limited football experience.

    2. Green did run track quite a bit, in high school, and later, a bit in college part time IIRC... but he was never a pro runner. He also beat Carl Lewis once. He was an amazing athlete.
     
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    or over 23 miles an hour
     
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    Motherfucker could get pulled over in a school zone. I guess if they ever have another Terminator movie with a T-1000, we know who's doing the stunts.
     
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    and that is just the average speed...Donovan Bailey hit a top speed of 27.1 mph...they say Asafa Powell briefly touched 29.82 mph.

    I cannot imagine Bolt's top speed, even for just the 5 meters or so that he touches it.
     
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    True, Green's track was collegiate and prior, I meant run track like Carl Lewis or Usain Bolt in the international circuit.

    I don't think Green ever raced Carl Lewis, but he did think he could beat him though.

    Darrell Green - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In that wiki, he ran a 4.09 40 yard dash. I read the deion Sanders wiki, his fastest indicated 40 yard dash was a 4.18.

    Deion Sanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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