Usain Bolt leaves the pack in his dust while setting a new world record for the 200-meter sprint in Bejing (Photo: jmex)
Usain Bolt leaves the field far behind as he sets the 100-meter world record for the third time (Photo: Shutterstock)
Bolt's celebratory "Lightning Bolt" stance (Photo: Shutterstock)
Usain Bolt is often described as the world's fastest man. The reigning Olympic champion in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints as well as a member of the Olympic champion 4x100 meter relay team, Bolt is the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and is a five-time world champion. Long and lanky at 6 ft 5 in tall, he towers above the (mostly) much shorter sprinters. How has he managed to come out on top for the past five years? A team of physicists from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) has analyzed Bolt's past performances in the 100-meter sprint to understand what makes a record-breaker.
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