When Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100 meters a year ago in New York, he was still just another sprinter from Jamaica, making a case to his coach that this was the event for him. He was two months away from his force-of-nature performance in Beijing and life as an icon.

Even though he will not line up for the Reebok Grand Prix meet at Icahn Stadium on Saturday, on the same track he covered in what was then a world-record 9.72 seconds last June, it is impossible for his rivals to avoid him. The 6-foot-5 Bolt casts a long shadow. ….READ MORE

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