Bolt and the Disqualification

Usain Bolt is the fastest man on the planet. But he is not the reigning world champion in the 100m, the event in which he holds the world record with the only sub-9.6 time in history, because he was just too damn fast for his own good. Bolt has nobody for himself to blame for breaking the 20-month-old false-start rule and getting disqualified... After Bolt was disqualified on Sunday from the 100m final at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu,... Read More

Bolt’s Biggest Challenger Still Blooming

Usain Bolt just won another 200m sprint, this time at the IAAF Paris Diamond League meet on the freshly-laid track in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. He finished well off the 19.75 he had targeted, crossing the line in 20.03. It didn’t matter, because once again he was the first over the finish line. He won in Rome in May, knocking off fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell with a 9.91. He won at 100m in Ostrava five days later, running a 9.91 to... Read More