Thursday, August 21, 2008

No, It's Bolt


Read that again. A man just ran 200 metters in 19.30 seconds.

Even the guy whose record was broken, Michael Johnson, laughed at the craziness of it.

Look, I know Michael Phelps is a hell of a story. But be honest: has there been anything more thrilling at the Beijing Olympics than watching Usain Bolt run? I'm with Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, who argues that Bolt is really the bigger story than Phelps.

And here's the kicker: the guy just turned 22. In a few days, he's set world records in both the 100 and 200 meters--and he could end up running the 400 some day.


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