Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography by Usain BoltThe autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.
Whether you know Athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his infectious charisma – uniting supporters around the world.
In this, his full autobiography, Usain tells his story in his own words: from humble beginnings in Jamaica, to international stardom at Beijing and on to the new heights of superstardom he has reached since lighting up London 2012.
Full of the charm and charisma that has made him the most popular sporting figure of our time and a universal celebrity, this is a book that Usain’s millions of fans will love.
Usain Bolt , in full Usain St. Leo Bolt , born August 21, , Montego Bay , Jamaica , Jamaican sprinter who won gold medals in the metre and metre races in an unprecedented three straight Olympic Games and is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time. He developed a deep affection for the European football soccer teams Real Madrid and Manchester United , but his school coaches steered him toward track and field. Bolt first marked himself as a track prodigy at the world junior championships. At age 16 Bolt cut the junior age 19 and under metre world record to However, hampered by a hamstring injury, he failed to advance beyond the metre heats at the Olympics in Athens, Greece , and placed last in the world track-and-field championships final. At 6 feet 5 inches 1.
Baugh, who died on September 1 at the age of 78, was accorded an official funeral by the Government.
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Early Competitions and Championships
Owing to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. He gained worldwide fame for his double sprint victory in world record times at the Beijing Olympics , which made him the first person to hold both records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He is the most successful athlete of the World Championships. He has twice broken the metres world record , setting Bolt's most successful event is the m, with three Olympic and four World titles. Stating that it was his "dream" to play professional association football , in August Bolt began training with Australian A-League club the Central Coast Mariners as a left-winger. On 12 October , Bolt scored twice for the team in a friendly match.
His body, mind and skills function on a level that seems superhuman at times. The numbers are there to back it up—Usain has demolished the record books at the meter and meter distances, and he wins races so convincingly that it seems at times that he is running against junior high runners. Indeed, Usain has truly transcended sport. This is his story…. Click here for a complete listing of today's sports birthdays.
Sign in. Usain Saint Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest human being ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the metres and metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events. Bolt gained worldwide popularity for his double sprint victory at the Beijing Olympics in world record times.