Usain Bolt the fastest man in the world


Usain Bolt lightning run in the men's 100m ahead of the field at last night's Reebok Grand Prix in a new world record time of 9.72 seconds.


BY: Devon Anderson & Dwight Fraser

Twenty-one-year-old sensation Usain 'lightning' Bolt is the new world record holder in the men's 100 metres after smashing his country man Asafa Powell's 10 month old mark of 9.74 to register 9.72 the fastest by any human over the distance to date.

Running at the Reebok Grand Prix at the Icahan Stadium in Randall's Island New York, Bolt defeated world championship triple gold medalist Tyson Gay (9.85) with a scintillating run to come out victorious.

The former William Knibb runner who goes by the pet name 'Lightning' was running his fifth 100 metres as a senior, and continued his assault on track and field most prestigious event after running 9.76 and 9.92 seconds earlier this month in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago respectively.

Usain was not the only Jamaican winner at the meet as world olympic 100 metres champion Veronica Campbell-Brown won the 100 metres in a meet and world leading time of 10.91 seconds bettering her own 10.93 mark set at last year's meet.

YardFlex would like to congratulate both athletes on their great accomplishment, and hope they can hold their form as they approach the 28th Olympic Games in Beijing, China slated between August 8-24 this year.