Usain Bolt's 9.58 Reminds me of Ben Johnson's 9.79

goldI heard the 100m final from the World Championship in Germany was taking place at 3:35 this afternoon, but CBC was airing tennis. Then, I remembered this fandangled new invention called the internet.

CBCSports.ca was streaming the final live and I witnessed Usain Bolt shatter his world record with an unbelievable time of 9.58 seconds. 9.58.... wow. I still can't believe it. Here's the video evidence, in German to preserve the authenticity.

No other event at these world championships piqued my interest but I made sure I saw the 100m final live. You could sense the record was going to fall. You knew Bolt could run faster. I think he can run raster, still.

Watching Bolt blow away the opposition reminded me of Ben Johnson's 9.79 in Seoul. 24-hours later, Ben broke our hearts, but for a glorious day in 1988, Ben was without a doubt the fastest man in the world.

Because I'm a glutton for punishment, here's Ben's drug-assisted 9.79.

I hope Usain Bolt is clean. I want him to make the world stop at 9.4s.


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Argie

He seems really humble too....

August 16, 2009 @ 8:48 PM

elvis

I don't get the connection really other than a bunch of druggies were running the 100m.

August 17, 2009 @ 7:23 AM

Gary

I really hope that he didn't cheat. It doesn't seem that way.

August 17, 2009 @ 2:49 PM

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