Rio Olympics 2016: What Time Does Usain Bolt Run?

What Time Does Usain Bolt Run
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Usain Bolt is the fastest runner ever timed and obviously one of the most bonafide superstars of track and field events. His very participation in any event ensures a sellout crowd. At the 2016 Rio Olympics all eyes will be on him, and it’s shocking that some people are still unclear as to what country is Usain Bolt from? Bolt is from Jamaica and is quite possibly it’s most famous son, other than Bob Marley, of course. He lives in Kingston, Jamaica. Many are also asking, “Is Usain Bolt in the 2016 Olympics?” Yes, he is! In fact, many are simply waiting for those specific events where Bolt is participating in order to see the fastest man alive in action! They are asking “What time does Usain Bolt run today?” They want to know Usain Bolt’s Olympic schedule. If you are also one of them, hold tight, as we’ve got all the information you seek.

Breaker of Records

Bolt is a regular record breaker and Olympic medal winner. He currently holds the world record for running the fastest 100 m ever. He did it in 9.58 seconds in 2009, beating his own previous record. He is the first man to hold world records in both 100 m and 200 m sprints. He also holds the world record for the 4 x 100 m relay. He is also the Olympic champion for these three events so it will be exciting to see if he can out do himself again! He is the winner of the most gold medals ever won at the World Championship and he just keeps breaking his own world records with unfailing regularity. So, it’s really no surprise that he has earned the nickname the ‘Lightning Bolt.’

Tomorrow Will Come

People have been asking, “Is Usain Bolt in the 2016 Olympics?” Yes, he is. In fact he starts tomorrow! He will run in the heats for the Men’s 100 m event tomorrow. The heats will begin at 8:30 am EST on August 13, 2016. Bolt will be participating in 100 m, 200 m and 4 x 100 m Men’s relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He won the gold medal in all these three events at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, so his goal is to win the gold in all three events again this year to score a dream ‘triple triple.’ If he does do it, nobody will challenge his status as the best sprinter in history.

Rivals for Gold

It’s not going to be easy, though. There are several other sprinters who could pull off a massive upset and beat Bolt. His biggest rival, Justin Gatlin from the U.S.A., will be there to challenge him every step of the way. Gatlin has clocked in some fast times this year and will be itching to beat Bolt. Gatlin has clocked in the fastest time of this year at 9.80 seconds, and his rivalry with Bolt will push him to run faster. Another sprinter who could pull of this stunning upset is Bolt’s countryman and fellow Jamaican, Yohan Blake. Blake is the second fastest runner of all time with a personal best of 9.69 seconds in the 100 m race. He will be there trying to beat Bolt at the greatest sporting spectacle on planet earth, so be sure to tune in!

In the 200 m event Bolt’s main rival will be LaShawn Merritt of  Team U.S.A. Merritt has clocked in a time of 19. 74 seconds this year and will be the man to watch out for. Bolt has upped the ante by declaring that he will try to break his own world record of 19.19 seconds.

Will Lightning Strike Again?

Bolt has been having fun in Rio doing the samba and having a good time. However, nobody is more focused on his game than Bolt is right now. For Usain Bolt, medals are not the motivating factor. The man thrives on pushing himself to surpass his own limits. With the entire world watching, the ‘Lightning Bolt’ is getting ready to strike once again!

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