Amazing feat

IN SPORT, as in history, there are defining moments. And on Sunday we witnessed one such epoch.

IN SPORT, as in history, there are defining moments. And on Sunday we witnessed one such epoch.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ran the 100m in an unbelievable 9.58 seconds. With that he wrote his name among those of sports' greatest.

His feat speaks volumes about how raw talent and science are setting new benchmarks for what could be achieved in sport.

The 13 fastest men in the world in the last 15 years were all quicker than Jim Hines who became something of a phenomenon after being the first man to break the magical 10-second barrier in the 100m when he beat the field to win gold at the 1968 Olympics.

Bolt's time was the biggest increase in the record since electronic timing was introduced in 1968.

What's scary for Bolt's contemporaries, such as the equally silver quick Tyson Gay, is that Bolt believes he can still go faster.

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