9.58: My Story : Being the World's Fastest Man

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HarperSport, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Beautifully illustrated with dozens of specially commissioned photographs, the fastest man on the planet tells the story of his life so far A skinny kid from the Jamaican parish of Trelawny, Usain Bolt's life changed in August 2008 when the Olympic men's 100-meter starter pistol was followed just 9.69 seconds later by his streak across the finish line and the first of his three gold medals. In a highly illustrated celebration of his influences, background, and career trajectory, he shares his story of growing up playing cricket and soccer, and discovering that he could run fast—very fast. He shares stories of his family, friends, and the laid-back Jamaican culture, and reveals what makes him tick, where he gets his motivation, and where he takes his inspiration. He tells of the dedication and sacrifices required to get to the top, and also discusses fast food, partying, dancehall music, fast cars, and that signature lightning bolt pose.

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Review: Usain Bolt: My Story: 9.58: Being the World's Fastest Man

User Review  - Sylvan Clarke - Goodreads

A great insight into the sprinting phenomenon that is Usain Bolt. So glad he watched a documentary when he was younger on 'what to do when you are drowning' or else we would not have had the pleasure ... Read full review

Review: Usain Bolt: My Story: 9.58: Being the World's Fastest Man

User Review  - Jonathan Owusu - Goodreads

This Biography is about Usain Bolt a Jamaican sprinter who has gained fame through his notable 100 and 200 meter sprint which he currently holds the world record in. This book teaches you more about ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

\Usain Bolt won gold in the 100-meter, the 200-meter, and the 4x100-meter relay at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games, becoming the first man to set world records in all three events at a single Olympics. At the 2009 Berlin World Championships he claimed the sprinting double, becoming the first man to hold the 100-meter and 200-meter World and Olympic titles at the same time, and breaking the world records for both the 100-meter (9.58 seconds) and the 200-meter (19.19 seconds).

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