Usain Bolt's 9.58 Reminds me of Ben Johnson's 9.79
I 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.
Only 3 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!