RunBlogRun gives Usain Bolt winning the 100 meters as the RBR Event of the Day for Day two. It was a tough decision as Tirunesh Dibaba’s eleventh straight win at the 10,000 meter distance is huge. But, Usain Bolt continues to build his iconic relationship with the sport, and this 100 meters had much significance.
Usain Bolt, photo by PhotoRun.net
Just before the 100 meter final, the ran came down in buckets. Usain Bolt now had to battle the weather, the field and his fears about a repeat from Daegu 2011, where he false started.
Bolt stayed calm, and got out of the blocks okay, and began to build his race. Justin Gatlin had opened the race well, with a fine start and had a good lead, well, against everyone but Usain Bolt.
Bolt is a sight to behold. Once he unwinds his legs, which takes about forty or fifty meters, he normally catches up with the competition and takes off. And take off he did, running 9.77 for 100 meters into the driving rain and showing the world that Usain Bolt is, the best sprinter in the world for men.
Recently, a group of sprint experts named Usain Bolt the greatest sprinter ever, with Jim Hines the number two. That makes sense, as Bolt has all that it takes, great speed, great strength and his personality has taken him to heights not seen by other track athletes.
Where does Usain Bolt go from here? Running great races, doing match races with Mo Farah. Usain Bolt has a gift and a responsibility. He can help build track & field around the world.
His 100 meter victory in Moscow should rid him of the doubts left by Daegu. Yes, Usain Bolt is human, and as long as he remembers that, he will continue to race well.