Monday, July 6, 2015

Photos and video of Usain Bolt's 100m world record

You might have seen it a few hours ago, and kudos to NBC for actually showing it live.

Photos and video of Usain Bolt's 100m world record

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You might have seen it a few hours ago, and kudos to NBC for actually showing it live.

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt set a new world record in the 100-meter sprint today, crossing the line in an astounding 9.58 seconds at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany. 

There was no easing up at the finish this time, unlike Bolt's previous record-setting run at the Olympics last year. But there was a slight look to the side.

Which makes you wonder: Can he go below 9.5? How low will the record eventually go? Surely there has to be a limit of some kind on how fast a human being can run.

But we don't know, and Usain Bolt keeps making us wonder.

You can see photos from the race above and video highlights below. Since the meet was in Berlin, let's see how the announcer for German national broadcaster ZDF called the race:



Some of it makes sense even if you don't speak German. Here's how NBC announcer Tom Hammond called the race for the U.S. audience:

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