Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/6/13

BEIJING - AUGUST 20: Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after breaking the world record with a time of 19.30 to win the gold medal in the Men's 200m Final ahead of Churandy Martina of Netherlands Antilles Brian Dzingai of Zimbabwe and Shawn Crawford of the United States at the National Stadium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
In 19.73 seconds, most people can blink four times, eat half a pretzel or send an almost well-thought out text message. In that time, Usain Bolt can run 200 meters. Bolt ran the fastest 200 meter race of 2013 at the Diamond Leauge meet in Paris, barely breaking Tyson Gay‘s 19.74-second dash. Gay set that standard at the U.S. World Championships earlier this summer. While this is now the precedent for the summer, it’s just a warm up for Bolt. He owns the world record in the 200 meter, running it in 19.19 seconds. Bolt will have another chance at the World Championships in Moscow next month, but at this rate, he’ll finish the race before it even begins. Check out Bolt’s incredible speed in the video below.
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