a bolt of history

As I was eating my Cheerios this morning, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ran the 200m sprint and set another world record. In my mind, this race was even more impressive than the 100m because a) it was his 8th race in 6 days and b) he gunned it for the full 200m.

As amazing as his 100m performance was, it was a bit disappointing to see him leave a virtually unbeatable world record on the table by letting up in the last 30m. This morning, he went full tilt for the full distance and set a record [running into a headwind, no less] that perhaps only he may be able to beat. Absolutely incredible.

[side note: I loved seeing how happy Donovan Bailey was to see his nemesis, Michael Johnson, pushed out of the world record holder spot.]

The Olympics over the past few days have been quite the spectacle, and it has been great watching some of these events live. The performance of Simon Whitfield the other night, for instance, was nothing short of inspiring.

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