GAINESVILLE, Fla. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, sprinter Usain Bolt made history in the sport's signature event.
And a fair start. Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt is also out well. Here they come down the track. Usain Bolt sprinting ahead winning by daylight. A new world record. How easy was that?
That was the call by Tom Hammond of NBC Sports. If you bent down to tie your shoe or walked away to brush your teeth, you missed the race.
Bolt made Olympic history from start to finish in 9.69 seconds. A year later at the IAAF Track & Field World Championships in Berlin, Bolt shattered his record by winning the 100-meter dash in 9.58 seconds.
Bolt's wins in Beijing and Berlin have more than 25 million views on YouTube, proof of how one of the sports world's shortest events captures the public's imagination in a way few events can.
Everybody wants that mantle of the fastest man or the fastest woman in the world," said Gators track coach Mike Holloway, who will be an assistant for ...