Monday, June 2, 2008

Jamaican sets 100m world record in New York

The Star - June 2, 2008


Like lightning out of nowhere, Usain Bolt is now the world’s fastest man.

The Jamaican sprinter, who doesn’t even consider the 100m his best race, set the world record with a time of 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix on Saturday, .02 seconds faster than the old record held by his countryman, Asafa Powell.

Fastest man on earth: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates next to the scoreboard after setting a new men’s 100m world record at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York on Saturday. – Reuters

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