Is it true that a sprinter ran the 100m in 21.73 seconds in a World Championship?

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The Jamaican superstar won gold at both 100m and 200m at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the first man in history to claim the sprint double at consecutive Games.

He also won 4x100m relay gold at both Games, and will attempt to win three golds for the third time running - something he described as his "biggest dream at the Olympics".

But doing so isn't his only dream: Bolt admits that what he wants most of all is to break the 19-second mark for the 200m, an achievement that would have seemed unfathomable a couple of decades ago, when the record stood not much under 20 seconds.

So can he do it? Let's take a look.

BOLT'S BRAVADO

"I've said the only big thing, big time I want to run is the 200 metres," said Bolt on Tuesday.

"I'd love to try to go sub-19. That's the only thing I would really, really want because that's one of my goals.

"I've always talked about and always wanted it so for me, that's...

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The sound you did not hear was the sound of Usain Bolt’s empire come crashing down.

On Sunday night Bolt won his third World Championships 100m title in the stadium where it all began at the 2008 Olympic Games.

No world record this time – it was a moderate 9.79, his fastest of the year but slowest of all his championship victories. No show-boating at the finish. No time to make even the slightest mistake as he had with a stumble in the first few strides of his semi-final.

He faced the toughest race of his career. Justin Gatlin was on top of the world list, undefeated and seemingly invincible. In contrast to Bolt’s semi-final, Gatlin had won his with consummate ease in 9.77. No fewer than five times this year has he run faster than Sunday night’s winning time.

It loomed as Bolt’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ moment, the people’s champion – he got a greater reception even than China’s Su Bingtian – against a mean opponent many of us thought he could not...

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He made history in the following Beijing Olympics, winning both the 100 m and 200 m in world record time. The Jamaican 4x100 m relay team also set the world record time. Responding to criticism following his premature celebratory antics in the 100 m final, he said he "was not bragging" and was "just happy when he saw that he wasn't covered". Never one to rest on his laurels, he further rewrote history books in next year's World Championships held in Berlin. Setting the world records in the two sprint events once again, he impressed one and all with his searing pace, with former Olympic champion Shawn Crawford encapsulating it perfectly, "I felt like I was in a video game, that guy was moving - fast!"

Bolt attributed the stunning times to the much better starts he had made to both races, compared to his previous...

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Usain Bolt is the greatest sprinter in the history of mankind. This biography of Usain Bolt provides detailed information about his childhood, career, profile & timeline.

Usain Bolt is undoubtedly the greatest sprinter in the history of mankind. A living legend, he has won nine gold medals in track and field events in Olympics; a feat which no other person has achieved before. He has achieved the "triple-triple" and is the first man to win gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games in 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay events. He won these events at 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics. During his early days as a runner, he didn’t really believe in his abilities and was quite laid back with his approach towards the sports. However, over the years, the many coaches with whom he teamed up with, shaped him into a great runner. This talented athlete’s career suffered a setback when he was eliminated in the first round of 200m at the 2004 Athens...

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UpdatedSaturday, June 18, 2016

10 Fastest 100m Sprinters in the History

Sprinting is one of the most famous and intense short time sport in the world. The sprinters needs to give his one hundred percent to be in top positions. Sprinters perform some very intense and extreme exercises.World-class 100m sprinters covers the distance in about 44 to 47 steps and the average person would probably cover that distance in about 57 to 60 steps. Sprinting is not all about blind running as matter of fact, it is combination of power output, aggression and relaxation, engagement, constant tension, efficiency and technique.

10 fastest 100m sprinters in the history is a list of elite class runners who created many world records as well as got their name written in the history book.

1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) – Fastest Time: 9.58 seconds

Heralded as the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt is on 1st place in 10 fastest 100m sprinters in the history. The lighting and fast Jamaican can...

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When you say teenager, I’m going to assume you mean the ages of 14–17.

This doesn’t apply to every teen but where I’m from the average 100m time for a teen is 13 seconds.

13 seconds to me is fast but not thee fastest on could be. It’s the average as you have some kids who can easily pump out a 11 seconds on a 100m dash while other can’t so easily.

So I can say that the average teen 100m dash where I live is about 13 seconds. My 100m dash is about 13 seconds. I’m hoping that I can lower it down to an 11 seconds.

Plus you have to remember everyone is built differently which can impact the average time for the 100m sprint. I’m...

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Jamaicans dominate men's and women's sprinting in track and field competition Usain Bolt will be defending his Olympic 100 and 200m titles in London in August Jamaican athletes hold 46 of the top 69 best times in the men's 100m event Their success can be attributed to upbringing, lifestyle and strong desire to win

Editor's note: CNN's Aiming for Gold Olympics show airs on June 21 at 1630 GMT, on June 23 at 0730 and 2100, June 24 at 1630, June 30 at 1630 and July 1 at 0730 and 2100.

(CNN) -- When the fastest men on the planet contest the Olympic 100 meters final in London on August 5, it will be a major upset if the winner does not come from the small Caribbean island of Jamaica.

Injuries or false starts aside, Usain Bolt will take center stage as he bids to retain the title he won in Beijing in 2008, but if he slips up then young pretender Yohan Blake is waiting in the wings, not to mention veteran former world record-holder Asafa...

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Speed is one of the most exciting yet contentious aspects of football. Fans loves to argue over ranking the quickest players in the world, even though television pictures are often the only evidence one can go by.

Clubs at all levels of the game conduct regular sprint tests, including over 100m, to ensure players meet the required standards of the competition. However, this information is crucially important to enhancing player development and performance and would give rivals a significant advantage should it become public. With this in mind, clubs are reluctant to publish the sprint records of their playing staff.

Unsurprisingly, many footballers once participated in track events during their youth and occasionally mention their athletic prowess in interviews or on social media. The personal bests many players speak of are often times they set as teenagers, meaning their current records might be even quicker.

Using technology that measuring players’ top...

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Bolt: 'I can break 100m world record' - CNN.com

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Bolt: 'I can break 100 meter record'

Story highlights

Usain Bolt tells CNN he can break 100m world record at London 2012 The Jamaican star set the current world record at 2009 world championships Bolt ran the fastest 100m time of the year at a meeting in Rome on Thursday Linford Christie says Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin could challenge Bolt

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has told CNN he can set a new 100 meter world record at the London 2012 Olympic Games -- and could run as fast as 9.4 seconds.

Bolt took the 100m gold medal at Beijing 2008 in a world-record time of 9.69s, before bettering that mark one year later with a stunning 9.58 at the World Championships in Berlin.

The 25-year-old, who is also the...

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Tyson Gay, the American world champion who insists he does not chase records, last night produced an extraordinary performance to retain his 100m title at the US Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Gay completed an incredible two days of individual sprinting by winning the national crown in 9.68. But while the world record books are safe for now - his victory arrived with the help of a 4.1+ wind - he does have the honour of recording the fastest time ever,
legal or illegal.

It is over 12 years since Obadele Thompson, of Barbados, clocked 9.69 at altitude in El Paso with a wind reading of 5+, but Gay edged past that time to signal that Usain Bolt, the Jamaican who has taken world sprinting by storm this summer, might not just have it all his own way should he decide to run the 100m at the Olympics in Beijing.

If anything, Gay seems to have been inspired by the exploits of Bolt, who broke the world record with a run of 9.72 in New York last month when the American finished...

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The 100 and 200 metres world record holder clocked a dazzling 9.82 seconds in his first individual race of 2012, exploding from the blocks to take control at 40 metres."It's a good start, I would say," said Bolt, who erased the previous season-leading time of 9.90 by his training partner and world champion Yohan Blake three weeks ago.

"I feel better than last year, so I'm definitely happy with myself," Bolt added.

"I don't think my execution was perfect, but I think for my first race it was good."

Michael Frater, a member of Jamaica's world record 4x100 relay team, finished a distant second in exactly 10 seconds.

Bolt was disqualified from last year's 100 final at the world championships because of a false start, but was not perturbed by the delays.

"A couple of false starts will throw you off, but I stayed focused and went out there and executed as best as possible, so I'm just happy with myself," he said.

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Sprinters – Men’s 100 Metres (World Record: 9.58) by Usain Bolt at the ’09 World Championships)

1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) – Fastest Time: 9.58 seconds
The 100m Olympic record (9.69) was set by Bolt at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.

2. Tyson Gay (United States) – Fastest Time: 9.69 seconds
During the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, Gay also ran a wind-aided 9.68 (once the fastest 100 m under any condition).

3. Asafa Powell (Jamaica) – Fastest Time: 9.72 seconds
Asafa Powell ran his fastest time, once the world record, during heats at the 2007 IAAF Rieti Grand Prix.

4. Maurice Greene (United States) – Fastest Time: 9.79 seconds
By the widest margin since electronic timing, Greene ran this since passed world record time in 1999.

5. Donovan Bailey (Canada) – Fastest Time: 9.84 seconds
Bailey returned Canada to glory with his 9.84 record-breaking run at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

6. Bruny Surin (Canada) – Fastest Time:...

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Power through the middle part of the race.

In the middle of the race (fifty to seventy-five metres), most people will start to lose their speed. This is because you spent too much of it getting a good start. To have an advantage over all the other runners, keep powering through. If you ever feel tired, look at the finish line. You'll see that it's really not that far away. Keep powering through all the way to the end, don't slow down until you've crossed the line.

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