Usain Bolt ‘The Fastest Man Alive’ Races BusBy: Jennifer Curra - December 15, 2013
Twenty-seven-year-old Usain Bolt is world-renowned for being the fastest man alive. The Jamaican sprinter sought to prove the title when he raced against a number 59 commuter bus while visiting Buenos Aires to participate in the 80-meter exhibition race. The athlete has six gold medals under his belt after winning three relay races (100m, 200m and 4x100m) during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.
Bolt spoke about his aspirations for a win during the 2016 Rio Olympics “One of my main goals is to go to the Rio Olympics, as I was saying, to do it again. To defend my titles and it’s never been done three times so, for me, that’s me trying to set the bar as high as possible. To just push the barrier.”
Usain Bolt later won the 120-meter race against fellow Jamaican sprinters Mario Forsythe, Kimmari Roach, and Daniel Bailey. After defeating a bus, winning the 120-meter race should not come as a shock; however, only Bolt knows which race was the hardest to win.
Bolt won the IAF Male Athlete of the Year Award in November of this year and had this to say, “This season will be the one to go for the (200m) World record. I want to get ready to attack the World record.” Previously, Bolt won World Athlete of the Year for the following years: 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.[Image Via Wikimedia Commons and Courtesy of Steven Zwerink]