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Bolt lives in a cloud of suspicion

Ever had one of those feelings you can’t shake?

You know, one that haunts you. One that makes your heart beat faster, causing mini-anxiety attacks, in which you can feel yourself no longer breathing normally because of the apprehension that’s been built up inside of you.

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Like waiting for the news to come back from the doctor on whether or not what you have is terminal. Or that feeling of knowing one day your spouse is going to find out you’ve been unfaithful. Or knowing that one day the men wearing windbreakers (DEA, FBI, CIA, etc.) are going to come knocking at your door and it’s all over.

You know, that feeling of total emptiness. Do you know that feeling?

When he crossed the line and that 9.58 flashed on my screen, I had that feeling. It was as if my body came to life and experienced death at the very same moment. You see, I love Usain Bolt. Love him the same way Boston loves Papi and Cleveland loves LeBron; the same way Skip Bayless loves Oklahoma and the media loves Parcells…Read More

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Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. PC

    August 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Usain Bolt has to be very careful that his drink or food is not spiked by those who would love to see him test positive…and there are many many crazies like that about. From all we know of Usain he has been a phenomenal athlete since he made his name at the World Juniors in Kingston in 2002. Here he ran the fastest time ever by a 15 year old in the 200M. He went one to break the 20.00 secs barrier as a 17 year old and making a new world mark. Twice after these performances, none other than Lamine Diack, president of the IAAF, announced that he, Mr. Bolt, was the future of sprinting. How right Mr. Diack was. Many of these pundits writing about Bolt do not know of this fact predicted by Mr. Diack a few years ago. Those who doubt should go do their homework before espousing vitriol against Usain.

    The real question is though, what can Usain do to prove his innocence to all these bad minded people? Take drugs test five times a day for the rest of his active track life? And even if he was to do that, would it make a difference to envious, bad minded people? He currently is probable the most tested athlete in the world right now. He is all clean and will be clean as long as he is not set up!!. Bad minded people do not believe that you can have a rare extraordinary human being who perform in a super human way.

    Look at Jesse Owens…he broke 3 world records and equaled another in the space of 45 minutes at a track meet. Guess he must have been on drugs too to achieve that mind blowing performance then? But no…we say Jesse Owens was a superman and no one questions that. So what about Mr. Bolt? Or is it that supermen only come from the first world and the third world cannot produce this kind of specimen!!

    Leave Bolt alone all you bad minded people. The man is a natural who eats Jamaican yam from Trelawny, eats ackee, salt fish and dumpling, banana, chicken…good ole Jamaican foods. He drinks clean, sweet Jamaican water, loves life, is unperturbed by big events because he knows his ability, and just loves to do what he does the best….run as fast as lightning and bring joy to a world which is so full of sorrow and bad mindedness.

    Nuff said…big up Usain, big up Jamaica…to de worl.

  2. JeffM

    August 20, 2009 at 3:16 am

    PC you’re 100% on the mark . The journos are too lazy to do their homework.It’s not like Bolt came out of nowhere and all of a sudden he’s doing 9.58. This is what Malcolm Gladwell talks about in his book , Outliers. Usain Bolt has already done his 10 000 hrs…he’s an outlier.
    Let’s assume Bolt didnt exist , and Tyson Gay was the man of the moment …and he had won the 100m in 9.71. Would journo be writing the same speculative crap about him?
    What happened to “INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY ? Please give Bolt a break and let’s all enjoy what we’re witnessing. We’re lucky to have had a chance to see a human perform at that level.

  3. Leon Thompson

    August 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    You are right. Your comments are well founded. As a Native Jamaican and former track star at St Jago High School in the late 1960’s I knew that if Jamaicans had the resources to train like the Americans we would rival their presumed supremacy on the track. The world saw a glimpse of that possibility with Donald Quarrie and others because they were allowed to attend Universities in the USA and be the beneficiaries of those resources. Now we are witnessing that progression with Usain Bolt.

  4. ANGELA

    August 23, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    TO ALL THE CRUEL HEARTED, BADMINDED PEOPLE WHO ARE INSINUATING THAT USAIN IS NOT CLEAN GO SUCK ON A LEMON! HE’S INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. TRUST ME, COBWEB WILL CATCH SOME OF YOU HATERS BECAUSE THAT YOUTH IS 100% LEGIT AND CLEAN. SO KEEP WAITING, IT WILL BE IN VAIN.

  5. Arnold Motley

    August 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

    The title of this article is a no-brainer. EVERYONE who crosses any finish line first is under a cloud of suspicion. Eliminate drug testing and that suspicion won’t even be on people’s mind.

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