The fastest man on the planet
Humanity has always been inclined to test his endurance, and for that people strive daily to achieve around best results and to learn what the limits of human possibilities. Novice athletes are often interested in who deserves the title of «the fastest man on the planet» and his record? Determined by the best runner on the results of the race for the hundred-meter distance, this distance is sufficient to determine the maximum performance of the athlete.
The first record for the run
Competition in sprint is carried out on the planet since ancient times. Athletics as a sport has arisen since the first Ancient Olympics held in the 8th century BC in the Peloponnese. As for modern sports, they were recorded only from the mid 19th century, when the international Association of athletics federations (IAAF). In 1914, adopted a single procedure of fixing the records that apply to the whole world.
Since the best possible athletes revealed at the race for a hundred meters, but this distance and has become a classic test runners. First win on the sprint was won by the athlete from America Donald Lippincott. At the Olympics of 1912 held in Stockholm, he was able to overcome the sprint in just 10.6 seconds, but to improve your score, he had failed. 1915 was a much more successful athlete has achieved success in the relay competition, setting a new record.
The fastest man of our time
In the modern world record run and set Usain St. Leo Bolt. He has six times won the Olympics and 11 times won the championship of the world. Currently, no athlete can beat the Jamaican athlete set records. For their achievements in athletics, the Jamaican runner was nicknamed «Lightning».
The future athlete was born in Jamaica in 1986, on August 21. He received his secondary education in a regular school. Running began to get involved with the child and at the age of 15 became famous and became the owner of three medals at the international tournament was once gold and twice silver.
Less than two years, Usain became the first member of youth competitions who managed to run dvuhsotmetrovy for of 19.93 seconds. Bolt decided not to rest on our laurels, but rather strive for new successes.
In the championship of Jamaica, which took place in 2007, Usain established the new record. The distance of 200 m was overcome in a 19.75 seconds. Interestingly, in the same year at the world Championships in athletics Bolt came second, failing to beat Tyson Gay.
In 2008, Usain set a new record for the hundred. Grand Prix «Reebok» Jamaican athlete overcame the distance in 9,72 seconds. The results of this race he was finally able to beat the record of his compatriot, Asaf Powell, whose figure was as much as 9 and 74 hundredths of a second.
Has not passed also several months as the Usain again established a new world record of 9.69 seconds. With this result he won at the Olympics in Beijing and was awarded a gold medal. Started athlete is not too well and the first half of the way behind one opponent, but then abruptly broke away from the rest of the participants in the contest in some cases.
At the 2009 world Championships Bolt overcame a distance of 100 meters in just 9,58 seconds. In the same championship, they were set another record on dvuhsotmetrovy. The result of Usain to race in the 200 meters made up 19.19 seconds. Well runner showed himself in the Olympic team of his native country, passing the baton in 4×100 of 37.10 seconds. To cope with this task for a time before this was not possible for any one athlete, so the nickname «Lightning» Bolt was really deserved.
No one knows what happened with the athlete lately, the last two years he suffers defeat, but it is not very upsetting, as he used to be ready to conquer new heights.
Maximum speed, which was recorded Jamaican athlete made up of 44.71 km/h. The ordinary person is not under force, but in nature many animals much faster than the famous runner. For example, rabbits reach speeds up to 55 km/h, wildebeest – 80, well, the cheetahs up to 115.
Today, Usain Bolt secured the first place in the rating of the International Association of athletics federations. In the words of Usain, he has achieved everything I dreamed of and even a little more. In a recent interview, he said that in all likelihood will be forced to refuse to participate in the next Olympics, which will take place in Brazil, because at the age of thirty it will be difficult to deal with young athletes.
With all that Usain Bolt is officially recognized as the best runner on the planet, known by two people, which according to unofficial data managed to beat the record figures of the world-famous runner. At the Olympics in 1964 the 100-meter distance athlete Bob Hayes was overcome in 8.5 seconds, the reading was recorded manually with a stopwatch. And in 2011 with Johan Blake to overcome two-hundred-meter race took all of 19.26 seconds.