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There's a New, Surprising World's Fastest Man

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs, a former long jumper, wins gold in 100-meter sprint

(Newser) - In a field without a clear favorite or the star power of recent Games, Lamont Marcell Jacobs still managed to stun the Olympics with his victory Sunday in the 100-meter dash. The Italian sprinter, who focused for years on the long jump, posted a winning time of 9.8 seconds...

Usain Bolt: Today's Sprinters Have Unfair Advantage

World record holder blasts new shoe technology at Olympics

(Newser) - Usain Bolt says runners hoping to best his world record sprints at the Tokyo Olympics will have an unfair advantage: new-generation shoes. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, gold medal-winning marathon runners wore carbon-plated, thick-soled shoes that were ultimately found to be 4% more efficient than other shoes, reports Outside . Sprinters,...

Teen Beat 2 Usain Bolt Records. Now He's Bound for Olympics

Meet 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton, who's headed to Tokyo for 200-meter competition

(Newser) - Over the weekend, Erriyon Knighton became the youngest male to make the US Olympic track and field team in nearly 60 years, and he also now has two big record-busters under his belt to boot. The Athletic reports that on Sunday, the 17-year-old came in third place in the finals...

Usain Bolt Is Very Good at Naming Children

Twins Thunder and Saint Leo joint older sibling Olympia Lightning

(Newser) - Usain Bolt on Sunday introduced his newborn twin sons to the world, the BBC reports. It's not clear when exactly Saint Leo Bolt and Thunder Bolt were born, but they join older sister Olympia Lightning Bolt, who was born in May of last year. The Olympic champion, 34, and...

Kevin Hart Calls Out NBC on Usain Bolt Mix-Up: 'Disrespectful'

'All you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid 19 shrunk his legs & torso'

(Newser) - In reporting on Usain Bolt's positive coronavirus test, an NBC News Facebook alert featured a picture of comedian Kevin Hart instead of the Olympic gold medalist. Hart did not let it slide, the Los Angeles Times reports. "I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight....I want...

Usain Bolt in Quarantine After Going to His Own Birthday Party
World's Fastest Human
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World's Fastest Human Is Caught by Virus

Usain Bolt tests positive, has no symptoms

(Newser) - Usain Bolt was thrown a surprise party on Friday for his 34th birthday. Now, a second surprise of a nastier nature: The man known as the world's fastest human is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, reports NBC News . On Monday, Bolt posted a video to Twitter saying...

Runner's 200-Meter Time Too Good to Be True

Sprinter Noah Lyles gets disappointing news

(Newser) - What the Guardian calls a "farcical ending" to an elite running event must've felt as crushing as it did absurd to the sprinter at the center of it all. On Thursday, 22-year-old Noah Lyles was a contender in the 200-meter race in the Inspiration Games, in which 30...

Usain Bolt's Daughter Has Perfect Middle Name

Lightning

(Newser) - We already knew Usain Bolt was pretty good at running sprints . Now we know he's skilled at naming babies, too: On Tuesday, Bolt revealed that his new daughter is named Olympia Lightning Bolt, reports TMZ . The 33-year-old and his girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, had their first child in May. “...

Britney Spears Causes Confusion With Running Claim

She later clarified she was joking

(Newser) - The world's fastest land mammal is the cheetah, but Britney Spears is a very close second, according to Britney Spears. The singer caused quite a bit of confusion on Instagram Wednesday when she claimed to have run the 100-meter dash in less than six seconds, smashing Usain Bolt's...

American Sprinter Breaks Usain Bolt's Medal Record

Allyson Felix wins first gold as a mom

(Newser) - American sprinter Allyson Felix smashed another record at the track and field World Championships on Sunday—and she did so just 10 months after giving birth. The 33-year-old won gold with the mixed-gender 4x400m relay team Sunday, giving her a record 12 World Championship gold medals, one more than Usain...

Gatorade Agrees to Stop Disparaging Water

California filed complaint about 'anti-water' video game

(Newser) - Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain Bolt. The game, downloaded 30,000 times in California and 2....

Usain Bolt's 100m Farewell Spoiled by 2 Americans

Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman take gold, silver at world championships

(Newser) - Usain Bolt's farewell party was spoiled by a pair of Americans, the AP reports. The Jamaican great finished third in his final 100-meter race, with Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman taking gold and silver Saturday at the world championships in London. In a tight finish, Bolt was punished for...

Reveal About Usain Bolt's Stride Upends Sprinting Science

Jamaican runner has an uneven stride, perhaps due to scoliosis

(Newser) - You'd think a smooth, even gait would ensure the fastest running speeds for elite athletes—but researchers who studied the world's fastest man have found that, at least in his case, symmetry doesn't matter. Per the New York Times , scientists from Southern Methodist University in Dallas released...

Bolt Loses Gold Medal, Treble Record
Bolt Loses
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Bolt Loses Gold Medal, Treble Record

Teammate doped during Beijing relay race: IOC

(Newser) - Usain Bolt has lost his claim to having won three gold medals at three separate Olympics—through no fault of his own. Bolt will be forced to return his gold medal won in the 400-meter relay in Beijing in 2008 because his Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter tested positive for doping,...

10 Best Olympic Moments
10 Best Olympic Moments
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10 Best Olympic Moments

Simone Biles' jaw-dropping performance makes the list

(Newser) - The 2016 Olympics came to an end when Rio officially handed things over to 2020 host Tokyo Sunday night in a jubilant closing ceremony that featured, among other things, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rising from a pipe dressed as Super Mario. A look back at some of the...

Bolt Scores Triple Triple Again: 'I Am the Greatest'

3 golds in 3 Games

(Newser) - Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached to the ground, and slapped the white number "3'' painted at the finish line, reports AP . Three Olympics, three races at each, three gold medals every time. The man who has transcended...

Bolt Scores 3rd Straight 200M Gold
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Bolt Scores Amazing 3rd 200M Gold

'I've proven to the world I'm the greatest'

(Newser) - Usain Bolt completed an unprecedented third consecutive sweep of the 100- and 200-meter sprints in Rio Thursday, an accomplishment that further elevated his status as the most decorated male sprinter in Olympic history, the AP reports. He won the 200-meter race with a time of 19.78 seconds to defeat...

Ellen Insists She's Not Racist After Controversial Bolt Tweet

She tweeted picture of herself riding the sprinter

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres is in hot water after tweeting a photo Monday showing her riding on the back of Usain Bolt. The photo of the Jamaican sprinter grinning back at his competitors as he won gold in the 100-meter dash in the Rio Olympics quickly got turned into quite a few...

In Winning 100 Meters, Usain Bolt Does the 'Unreal'

He does it in 9.81 seconds

(Newser) - "Unreal," proclaimed ESPN . Usain Bolt on Sunday won an unprecedented third Olympic gold in the 100 meters, defeating Justin Gatlin of the US by .08 seconds. Bolt became the first person (man or woman, notes the New York Times ) to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, blowing...

Usain Bolt Could Lose One of His Gold Medals

2008 teammate allegedly tested positive for banned substance

(Newser) - Usain Bolt could lose one of his three gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics thanks to another member of Jamaica's 400-meter relay team from that year. Amid a crackdown during which Olympic officials have been re-testing samples from the past two Summer Games with new technology, Jamaican team...

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