Even if you’re not a track fan — or even a sports fan — you ought to take note of this extraordinary athlete named Usain Bolt who is blazing in our midst. It looks like people will be talking about him decades from now, and you don’t want to miss seeing history in the making.

Most people pay attention to track and field only during the Olympics every four years. At Beijing last year, the world got its first glimpse of the incredible young Jamaican sprinter, but even though he set world records in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, he didn’t fully stamp himself as a breathtakingly great athlete.

Bolt could have — more on that in a moment. What we saw, though, was a goofy kid who seemed something of an oddity to those who pay attention to track more often than every four years….Read More

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