The whole world wonders. Except
Over the weekend, the 6-foot-5 Jamaican sprinter put up an amazing time in the 100-meter dash, clocking a 9.69 to set a new world record.
Here's the crazy part: Bolt was in a dead heat after 35 meters, blew away the field in the next 45 meters and then spent the last 20 meters basking in his glory. He extended his arms out away from his body, thumped his chest twice and coasted across the finish line without much of an effort.
In 9.69 seconds.
NBC analysts speculated that he could've ran a 9.59 (Wow!) had he tried for the whole 100 meters. Competitor
Marc Burnsof Trinidad and Tobago wondered if a 9.55 was in Bolt's reach.
Of course, Bolt didn't need to go that fast, and apparently didn't want to see just how fast he can go.
Bolt said afterward that he's not big on records and was happy just winning. But our imaginations wanted to see more. Maybe another day.
As Arizona Republic columnist Dan Bickley wrote, "The fastest man in the world left plenty to the imagination. I'm outraged. I'm thrilled."