Meant to post this earlier today, but here is Usain Bolt from the Berlin track & field world championships setting a new world record of 9.58s in the 100m. While there was a following wind of 0.9m/s, it is still an astonishing run from someone for whom superlatives seem insufficient.
By the way, Bolt’s start in the final, while good, wasn’t his best at this year’s meet. Consider the following chart, which shows reaction times out of the blocks in the 100m final. Of the 8 sprinters, Bolt was third-slowest, making the outcome even more remarkable.
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