Tyson Gay Beats Usain Bolt Video

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Yesterday in Stockholm, the two fastest men in the history raced in the 100 meters.

Usian Bolt from Jamaica and Tyson Gay from United States were meeting for only the third time ever.

Usain Bolt beat Tyson Gay at the 2008 Olympics, setting a world record in 9.69, and again at the 2009 World Championships.

Bolt currently holds the world record at 9.58.

Here’s the race. (they’re in the blocks at 7:00 minute mark if you want to fast forward)

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Significant human achievements, especially “firsts”, are rare. And they are rare because no human has ever done such a thing before. If we are lucky, we may see a few in our lifetimes.

What comes to mind from your own experience?

Tyson Gay, second fastest human ever, in the history of the world, is the ONLY human to run:

  1. sub 10 in 100 meters
  2. sub 20 in 200 meters
  3. sub 45 in 400 meters

A few weeks ago, Tyson ran a 400 meters PR 44.89, to set the milestone above.

If you enjoy Track & Field or have a curiosity about the current hype between Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell – the three fastest humans of all time are running in the same lifetime, in the same meets – then you will probably enjoy this article from IAAF.org

Usain Bolt 100m World Record

Usain Bolt, Jamaica, broke his own 100m world record, at the 2009 Berlin, Germany World Championships, a few weeks ago.

USA’s Tyson Gay set a United States National record, with his second place finish.

Know what’s crazy?  Tyson Gay is now the second fastest human being in the history of the world.

Remember how far ahead Usain Bolt was when he set the 100 meter world record, 9.69, in Beijing last year?

Well, Tyson’s 9.71 would have put Tyson so close to Usain, that it would’ve been almost too close to call the winner in that Olympic final.

And despite this accomplishment, public appreciation for it is virtually non-existent.

How is that possible?

Perhaps it’s our inability to separate results from performance.  You think about that.

And what about the guy who finished last.  What a loser, eh?

Who among us is actually congratulating the last place finisher for being the eight fastest man in the entire world.

Crazy!  Yet it won’t stop me from making the most of today.  Seize it baby, seize it, jeff noel 🙂

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Anyone catch the Visa Championship Series – Reebok Grand Prix Track Meet yesterday on NBC?

Tyson Gay demolished the 200 meter field that included Wallace Spearman and Jeremy Wariner.

I mean, he totally destroyed the field.

In doing so, he clocked a PR 19.58, becoming the third fastest man to run 200 meters, behind only the 200 former world record holder Michael Johnson, and the 100 & 200 current world record holder Usain Bolt.

Can’t wait to see the 2009 Track & Field season heat up.

I also can’t wait to go for an easy 5-miler this morning, so I better get going.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂