Usain Bolt: kind of a big deal in South Korea

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Usain Bolt has officially touched down in Daegu, South Korea, where he’s set to run his first 100m of the year on Wednesday.

And just as we expected, the world record-holder in the 100m and 200m sounds legitimately rattled after Tyson Gay’s straight-line record 200m on Sunday.

“It’s my first time in South Korea so I’ll do my best and, hopefully, break the meeting record,” Bolt told the BBC, adding, “It will be a very fast time.”

Can’t you just hear the fear there? Meeting record? Very fast time? Clearly Gay has him rattled. Just look at the picture above. Can’t you see the sheer terror just below the surface as Bolt waves to a horde of fans and cameras on the streets of Daegu?

Okay, we tried to build some suspense, but the fact of the matter is that Bolt doesn’t appear to be scared at all. And nor should he be. Just like every other meet he runs these days, he’ll essentially be racing against the clock on Wednesday.

The good news is that the way he’s been running, Bolt vs. a stopwatch is more than enough theater to keep us captivated.

Source: Universal Sports