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The fastest men in the world

by Noah Bloom Posted in Inspirational, Sports

Nearly anyone can run. And if they can, they can run 100m. But these eight are the only ones fast enough to get to the start of the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.

Still, seven of them didn’t have a chance. This was a race where very good just wasn’t enough, because there is a young 22 year old lanky Jamaican, who is rewriting this event and writing himself into the circle of the greatest athletes of all time. And flying at over 37 kilometres an hour down the track.

Consider the second place performance, which is truly stellar but just doesn’t matter anymore. So if you had aspirations to be a world-class sprinter within the next decade, you better try something else instead.

Watch it for yourself:

Read Ross’ analysis at The Science of Sport.

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