Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Usain Bolt: The Greatest Showman on Earth

By Shane Thomas

If the Olympics is the greatest show on Earth, then its greatest showman is Usain Bolt. Sprinting's irresistible force and its immovable object, and arguably the most famous athlete on a global scale since Muhammad Ali, Bolt delighted the watching world by winning an unprecedented third Olympic 100 metre title in a row.

The phrase, "Here for a good time, not for a long time" is pretty apt when discussing the 100 metres. It is the nexus of the Olympics, the most exciting chapter of the book, rakishly described by The Guardian's Barney Ronay as "the G-spot of any Games"....

Read the piece at Media Diversified.

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