Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Just In

Bolt didn’t originally plan to run 100m at Beijing

He is now the World record holder, but Usain Bolt’s initial plans did not have running the 100 metres at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008.

In fact, he said, he only ran the 100m to avoid having to train for the more gruelling 400m.

“Over the past few years, he has been preparing mentally and physically for the 200m” Glen Mills, Bolt’s coach, said at the time. “It could be foolhardy to abandon all that for one fast time.”

Two nights later, after a rain delay and a false start, Bolt sprinted down the track at Randalls Island in a startling 9.72 seconds, setting a world record in the 100m.

Tyson Gay, then the world champion at 100m, who finished second to Bolt that night, said in an awed voice: “I didn’t realise his stride was so big. I honestly think we were running on the same rhythm, except his stride pattern was so much bigger. He covered more ground than I did.”…..Read More

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.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Main News

Host country Jamaica won an incredible 97 medals, including 47 golds to top the Carifta Games 2022 medal standings here at the National Stadium...

Main News

Order of events schedule and where to watch the 2022 Penn Relays. You can watch live streaming of Day 1 at the 2022 Penn...

Main News

Abby Steiner ran an impressive 22.05 and Christian Coleman clocked 19.92 to win 200m titles at the 2022 Kentucky Invitational on Friday (22). Follow...

Main News

Matthew Boling flashed to sizzling 19.92 seconds personal best to win the men's 200m at the 2022 Georgia Tech Invitational here on Saturday, 23...