Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man. The six-time gold medalist and showman impressed the entire world when he ran all the way through the finish line on August 11, 2012 in the 4-by-100 relay team that propelling Jamaica to a new world record of 36.84 seconds. The Americans in fell to second place with an otherwise remarkable time of 37.04 seconds that was unable to defeat the 6’5” Jamaican.
Most of Bolt’s events are short and VERY fast – so much so they can be easy to miss. “Add together his six Olympic finals, and the world’s fastest man covered 800 meters in a little more than 75 seconds. Never before has a single athlete made such a powerful impression in so little time,” Slate.com reports.