The World's Fastest Human

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt, who continues to run faster than anyone in history

Stefan Matzke / sampics / Corbis

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the 100-m final at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin

He shocked everyone but himself. Less than a year after blazing into history by setting a world record in the 100-m dash at the Beijing Olympics, Usain Bolt broke his own mark on Aug. 16 in Berlin. At the same site where American Jesse Owens upstaged Adolf Hitler 73 years ago, Bolt shaved more than a tenth of a second off his own record, clocking an absurd 9.58 seconds. Never shy about touting his talent, Bolt hinted at even greater successes ahead. "I think it will stop at 9.4, but you never know," he said. At this point, nothing seems impossible...

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