Usain Bolt: My Story - 9. 58 - Being the World's Fastest Man

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HarperSport, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 282 pages
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16th August 2008 ... Beijing, China ... the Bird's Nest stadium ... 91,000 spectators and an unimaginably huge global television audience ... the final of the men's 100 metres at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.

The crack of the starter's pistol triggers thousands of camera flash bulbs ... and precisely 9.69 seconds later a young Jamaican streaks across the finishing line to claim the gold medal and his destiny.

Usain Bolt has been decelerating for 30 metres and yet still secures the world record and wins the race by an astonishing distance ... and one of his laces was untied.

Four days later Bolt claims the 200 metres gold, setting a new world record of 19.30 into the bargain, the night before his 22nd birthday. Then on 22nd August he leads the Jamaican team to yet more glory in the 4 x 100 metres relay final, in yet another world record time.

Since those heady days of the Beijing Olympics in August 2008, Usain Bolt has lowered both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records once again - to a barely believable 9.58 and 19.19 seconds respectively - as the World Championships in Berlin brought two more gold medals and yet more superlatives.

At a stroke the Jamaican has become the greatest sports star in the world.

9.58 is Usain Bolt's story so far, in his own words, beautifully illustrated with dozens of specially commissioned photographs.

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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 St Leo Bolt was born in Trelawny, Jamaica, in August 1986.
At the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing he won gold in the 100m (9.69 seconds), the 200m (19.30) and the 4x100m relay (37.10), becoming the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984. He also became the first man to set world records in all three at a single Olympics.
At the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 he claimed the sprinting double, and became the first man to hold the 100m and 200m World and Olympic titles at the same time. He broke the world records for both the 100m (9.58) and the 200m (19.19) in the process.
In 2009 he was voted Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, and he also won the BBC's Overseas Sports Personaility of the Year award in both 2008 and 2009.
He lives in Kingston, Jamaica.

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