Usain Bolt Still Is Still Really Fast, Sets Indoor 100M Record (Video)

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It’s hard to remind ourselves that dominant Olympic athletes aren’t just frozen in carbonite for the time in between the quadrennial contest; they actually do lower profile events, and sometimes, their performances are just as compelling.

Usain Bolt is one such athlete. A track star dominant in his event in a manner not seen since Michael Johnson, Bolt took his talents and swagger to Warsaw, Poland, where he set an indoor 100-meter dash record with a time of 9.98. Bear in mind that this is after he battled injury for much of the season. Not a bad return.

Here’s the race:

He finished .35 seconds ahead of the runner-up. That’s a lifetime apart in the 100M dash.

Bolt announced after the race that he’s pretty much done for the 2014 season. It’s a good note to finish up on, and my guess is he has longevity and Olympic training in mind, so more power to him if he wants to dial it back.

I’m sure he’ll be back in full force next year.


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