Life for Usain Bolt is far from normal these days. There are public appearances in every part of the world, long flights (in first class, naturally), endless interviews, and every once in a while, a bit of training to keep him in shape. He is fast becoming the most recognizable athlete on the planet.

He wouldn’t have any of it if not for his stunning accomplishments on the track. A drop in performance normally besets the post-Olympic year, but Usain Bolt apparently hasn’t clued in to this phenomenon. After his sublime, three-gold-medal performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the sprinter shattered his own world 100-metre and 200-metre records at the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships last summer in Berlin.

Running right through the finish line, this time he lowered the century mark to 9.58 seconds, then, despite complaining of fatigue, he took 11 one-hundredths of a second off the 200m mark four days later with a time of 19.19 seconds. But fame presents a burden to celebrities, and Bolt is definitely a celebrity. Time is rarely his own…..Read More

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