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Wearing a pair of short red shorts and glittery tennis shoes, Jimmy Fallon challenged Usain Bolt to a race walk through NBC studios last night on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.'

Usain Bolt on Jimmy Fallon late night show

Wearing a pair of short red shorts and glittery tennis shoes, Jimmy Fallon challenged Usain Bolt to a race walk through NBC studios last night on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.’ Bolt has wowed the running world at the Beijing Olympics and again at the IAAF World Championships, where he set new world records for the 100- and 200-meter races. While he completely dominates at his races on the track, how will he fare during a race walk?

Jimmy Fallon explains the course and they both limber up in anticipation of the race. While Usain Bolt looks like he’s barely moving during the race, he pretends to wipe sweat off his brow and does a moonwalk across the finish line:

Usain Bolt doesn’t say much during the segment, but Fallon asks him if ever imagined he would be the fastest man alive. The segment focuses mainly on the race walk, but it would have been interesting if Fallon had done a sit-down interview with the track star.

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appearance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ is just the latest stop on his whirlwind media tour in New York City. So far in his visit, Bolt has attended a Yankees game, appeared on numerous local radio programs, spoken at Walt Whitman College and even “raced” against 11 ESPN staffers: While his track season is over for the year, Usain Bolt is making the
most of his worldwide fame. He is apparently considering several multi-million dollar endorsement offers, and his current trip to the United States will only help to increase his visibility among Americans who don’t follow track and field.
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Wearing a pair of short red shorts and glittery tennis shoes, Jimmy
Fallon challenged Usain Bolt to a race walk through NBC studios last
night on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.’ Bolt has wowed the running
world at the Beijing Olympics and again at the IAAF World Championships,
where he set new world records for the 100- and 200-meter races. While
he completely dominates at his races on the track, how will he fare
during a race walk?

Jimmy Fallon explains the course and they
both limber up in anticipation of the race. While Usain Bolt looks like
he’s barely moving during the race, he pretends to wipe sweat off his
brow and does a moonwalk across the finish line:

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Usain Bolt is Jamaica’s sprint super hero, a man who will soon become the youngest ever recipient of one of Jamaica’s highest national honors - the Order of Jamaica - and a man who was recently named Jamaica’s Ambassador-at-Large with full diplomatic status; among other accolades.

Usain Bolt Playing With Fire In Gaza vs. Gully War?

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Usain Bolt is Jamaica’s sprint super hero, a man who will soon become the youngest ever recipient of one of Jamaica’s highest national honors – the Order of Jamaica – and a man who was recently named Jamaica’s Ambassador-at-Large with full diplomatic status; among other accolades. The on-going Gaza (Vybz Kartel) vs. Gully (Mavado) saga is never far off the radar of most young people here in Jamaica, and in many past interviews where he has been asked the question, Usain Bolt has not been afraid to state his preference for Vybz Kartel (i.e. the Gaza). In a recent television interview, he reiterated that he’s a passionate Vybz Kartel/Portmore Empire/Gaza fan, but highlighted that as long as both artistes “kept the war lyrical”, he had no problem.

Last night was Bolt’s welcome home party at his favorite place to party – the Quad Night Club in New Kingston – but he reportedly made statements on the microphone to the packed club that can only lead you to question the sensibility of his actions. According to eyewitness reports, the party was in full swing and an extended segment of Mavado songs was being played when Bolt appeared in the DJ’s booth and announced on the microphone that this is the end of the ‘Gully tunes’ and that “a gaza mi seh, and anybody nuh like dat jump inna gully.“

Knowing his famous personality, there is no doubt that his words were said in jest, but given recent violent incidents involving ‘Gaza’ and ‘Gully’ fans, and given how notoriously easy it is to incite violence here in Jamaica, his words seem a bit over the top – because ultimately this Gaza vs. Gully war is no joke. From his own perspective as well, he should recognize that by drawing lines and making statements (unsolicited), he may be playing with fire, as his almost demi-God status here in Jamaica may mean nothing to some die hard ‘Gully’ fan who decides to take him on physically or verbally because of his words

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Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth, is to be accorded the nation's fourth-highest honour, the Order of Jamaica, Prime Minister Bruce Golding announced yesterday in a statement to Parliament.

Jamaica names highway after Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth, is to be accorded the nation’s fourth-highest honour, the Order of Jamaica, Prime Minister Bruce Golding announced yesterday in a statement to Parliament.

This award will make Bolt the youngest-ever recipient of the Order of Jamaica. Bolt recently celebrated his 23rd birthday.

In making the announcement, Golding noted that when the honour was bestowed on the world-record holder in both the 100 and 200 metres, he would be referred to as ‘The Honourable’ Mr Bolt.

comp_pic5In recognition of the outstanding record-breaking performance by Bolt at both the Olympics in Beijing, China, and his recent mind-boggling run at the World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany, Golding said Highway 2000 would be renamed after the sprint sensation.

The roadway along which the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt crashed his car a few months ago will be renamed in his honor.

The road connects the capital of Kingston in the east with Montego Bay in the far west of the country.

Only three Jamaican prime ministers – Sir Alexander Bustamante, Norman Manley, Michael Manley have had highways named after them. Olympians Herb McKenley and Arthur Wint have also had roads named after them.

The road connects the capital of Kingston in the east with Montego Bay in the far west of the country.

Only three Jamaican prime ministers – Sir Alexander Bustamante, Norman Manley, Michael Manley have had highways named after them. Olympians Herb McKenley and Arthur Wint have also had roads named after them.

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In all fairness, Spanish producer Fernando Garcia-Guereta starting filming the 61 minute documentary Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? prior to the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

All Natural: Why do Jamaicans run so fast ?

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In all fairness, Spanish producer Fernando Garcia-Guereta starting filming the 61 minute documentary Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? prior to the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

The film is presented at this year’s American Black Film Festival June 24-27 in Miami Beach, Florida. It is the only non-American film nominated, which says a lot. The film also premiered on Spanish television last January.

In all fairness, Spanish producer Fernando Garcia-Guereta starting filming the 61 minute documentary Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? prior to the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

The film is presented at this year’s American Black Film Festival June 24-27 in Miami Beach, Florida.  It is the only non-American film nominated, which says a lot.  The film also premiered on Spanish television last January.

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Four Jamaican athletes have admitted to taking a banned substance.

The four are Yohan Blake and Marvin Anderson, who train with triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt, as well as Allodin Fothergill and Lansford Spence.

Jamaican Athletes Admit To Banned Substances

Img214031588Four Jamaican athletes have admitted to taking a banned substance.

The four are Yohan Blake and Marvin Anderson, who train with triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt, as well as Allodin Fothergill and Lansford Spence.

Jamaican Anti-Doping Appeals Tribunal (Jadco) chairman Ransford Langrin said the athletes have admitted they took a banned substance.

He added that the minimum sanction is a reprimand or up to a two-year ban.

Relay runners Blake, Fothergill, Spence and Anderson as well as Sheri-Ann Brooks were withdrawn by Jamaica from the World Championships in Berlin last month.

They tested positive for methylxanthine at Jamaica’s championships in June, but were initially cleared by a disciplinary panel on the basis it was not on the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) banned list.

But Jadco then appealed against the verdict stating the substance had a similar structure to tuaminoheptane, a banned stimulant according to Wada.

Blake, who won bronze in the 100m at the world junior championships in 2006, is Olympic champion Bolt’s training partner and has recorded the fifth-fastest time over 100m this year.

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Usain Bolt claimed all the attention again with the fourth fastest 200 metres in history.

 Because of a wet track and cold conditions at the Van Damme Memorial, Bolt never got close to his world record of 19.19 seconds in Berlin last month. But when it came to performing in bad conditions, nobody's done better than his 19.57 yesterday.

Usain Bolts claims the 4th fastest 200m in history- Brussels

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Usain Bolt claimed all the attention again with the fourth fastest 200 metres in history.

Because of a wet track and cold conditions at the Van Damme Memorial, Bolt never got close to his world record of 19.19 seconds in Berlin last month. But when it came to performing in bad conditions, nobody’s done better than his 19.57 yesterday.

With clouds overhead as black as the shirt he wore, Bolt didn’t have the perfect start but once he mastered the smooth curve on the brand-new Mondo track, it was as if he was racing alone.

Even if such times become mundane by his standards, all of the 50,000 fans braving the damp conditions and 16-degree C (61 F) cold in King Baudouin Stadium knew they saw something special.

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Usain Bolt on September Issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine.
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Usain Bolt on September Issue of Sports Illustrated

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On the Cover: Usain Bolt, Track and Field, Jamaica
Photographed by: Bob Martin / SI

His performances are unthinkable, but also seemingly self-evident. Usain Bolt is a sprinter, after all; his work is timed to the thousandth of a second. Within five days last week at the world track and field championships in Berlin—a deeply significant site in the sport’s history—Bolt crushed his own year-old world records while winning both the 100 and 200 meters. The numbers speak in track’s most eloquent tongue.
by Tim Layden|SI

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Regardless of the performance of Jamaica's women in today's 4x400m relay final, the country has already created World Athletics Championship history.
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Jamaica achieves best-ever World Championship performance

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Regardless of the performance of Jamaica’s women in today’s 4x400m relay final, the country has already created World Athletics Championship history.

Helsinki, Finland, in 1983 was where it all started when Bert Cameron pocketed gold in the men’s 400m, running an impressive 45.05 seconds. The outstanding Merlene Ottey took the baton and collected back-to-back 200m gold medals in 1993 and 1995.

After that, the country experienced a drought of individual gold medals until Trecia Smith’s triple jump gold in 2005.

Jamaican superstar Veronica Campbell-Brown added the 100m title in Osaka, Japan, in 2007.

Team Jamaica did, however, win a gold medal in the women’s 4x100m in 1991.

The 2001 women’s 4x400m relay team finished second but was awarded the gold medal after the United States team was disqualified.

Before this awesome performance, Jamaica had won overall seven gold, 29 silver and 30 bronze medals at the World Athletics Championships but no more than a single gold came at any one meet.

The country’s best medal haul came in Osaka, Japan, in 2007, where athletes took home one gold, six silver and three bronze medals.

With one day left in the 2009 Championships, Team Jamaica has already grabbed 12 medals, seven gold, three silver and two bronze.

But even more impressive was the performances in victory.

It’s the first time Team Jamaica has grabbed the men’s 100m and 200m, women’s 400m and 100m hurdles, along with the men’s 4x100m relay.

It is a performance which has been hailed by Prime Minister Bruce Golding.

“The performance of our athletes at the Berlin games and the victories they have brought to our country almost on a daily basis confirm that this country is destined for greatness.

“We are blessed, our people are blessed and we now need to translate this energy, this determination, discipline and drive into all spheres of our lives,” Golding said.

According to Golding, “The athletes have outdone themselves, bringing with them a nation that is bursting with pride and joy, beyond words.”
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Usain Bolt's extraordinary world championships continued as he broke his own 200m world record, running in a time of 19.19sec that slashed 0.11sec off the time he set in Beijing last year.

Usain Bolt 200m World Record 19.19!

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Usain Bolt’s extraordinary world championships continued as he broke his own 200m world record, running in a time of 19.19sec that slashed 0.11sec off the time he set in Beijing last year. Earlier this week he ran a time of 9.58sec to break his own 100m world record by exactly the same margin.

“I can definitely say I didn’t expect that because I was a little bit tired,” Bolt said after the race. “I said ‘Let’s try because people are really looking out for this’. I said ‘It won’t hurt to try’. So I tried really hard and now I’m really tired.

“Maybe next time I should just run the 200m or the 100m alone,” he added. “My form was going backwards. I wasn’t running upright. It wasn’t a good race but it was a fast one.”

Bolt was in relaxed mood before the race, showing off to the cameras and wearing a t-shirt bearing the phrase “Ich Bin Ein Berlino”, in reference to Berlino the bear, the event’s mascot. After one false start, Bolt got off the blocks quickly and opened up an easy, early lead. He had time, towards the end of the race, to appear to check the stadium clock before he crossed the finish line. His nearest competitor was Alonso Edward, who finished with a time of 19.81sec while the American Wallace Spearmon finished third with 19.85sec.

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Vybz Kartel - "Lightning Bolt" Tribute 2 Usain

Vybz Kartel – “Lightning Bolt” Tribute 2 Usain

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The song is only two minutes long so it feels nearly as quick as Bolt’s record, but it’s notable that Vybz sounds audibly STOKED, singing with a glorious wail and proudly repping the Jamaican flag.

Vybz Kartel “Lightning Bolt”

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Jamaican Usain Bolt set a world record for the 100-meter dash on Sunday, speeding to the finish in an unprecedented and nigh absurd 9.58 seconds—which inspired Vybz Kartel to immediately hit the studio and memorialize the freakish sprinter. The song is only two minutes long so it feels nearly as quick as Bolt’s record, but it’s notable that Vybz sounds audibly STOKED, singing with a glorious wail and proudly repping the Jamaican flag. The Times writes, “Jamaica is the cradle of sprinting now, and all those curious to know just how fast Bolt might have gone if he had not stopped trying 20 meters before the finish in Beijing now have a much clearer answer. Assuming ratification, the time to beat is 9.58 seconds. And for now, only one man appears capable of playing this game.” Bolt also dragged his feet at the start of this one. Vybz puts it more succinctly: “The fastest man in the history of the worrllllllldddddd!”

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Bolt runs easy 9.91 to win at Crystal Palace
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Bolt runs easy 9.91 to win at Crystal Palace

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Triple world champion Gay and 2008 gold medallist Bolt are yet to meet this year. The next showdown will not come until the August 15 to 23 World Championships in Berlin.

Usain Bolt Vs Tyson Gay – Berlin showdown Aug 15 – 23

81973351WJ178_Olympics_Day_In the real world, sprint stars Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay would have already raced against each other three times this season. That is the number of meets held so far in the Golden League series, the elite event in the sport of athletics offering a jackpot of 1million (R8,28million) . Formula One drivers compete against each other 17 times a year, the best footballers, basketball players, golfers and tennis players meet on a regular basis .

It is only the world’ s fastest men who prefer to meet as rarely as possible, which appears to be part of the hype. Triple world champion Gay and 2008 gold medallist Bolt are yet to meet this year. The next showdown will not come until the August 15 to 23 World Championships in Berlin. A hyped Olympic duel last year in Beijing never materialised because Gay limped out injured in the semifinals. Jamaican Bolt redefined the sprint world in China when he bettered the 100m world record to 9,69 seconds and the 200m mark to 19,30 seconds. Gay has a personal best of 9,7 seconds in the 100m and 19,58 in the 200. Gay equalled his 9,77 result on Friday with a big win at the Golden League meet in Rome, which underlined that he is not ready to simply hand over the world titles to Bolt in Berlin. “I feel that I’m improving,” said Gay after the race. “I was working really hard for this, but I’m still training and I feel good.” Bolt says: “I’m in good shape, but I’m not fully ready yet. “I still need to work on a few technical things.” Gay leads the 2009 lists with the 19,58 and 9,77 times while Bolt has so far clocked 9,86 and 19,59 seconds this year. A closer look reveals that the American had the better conditions, a tail wind, on both occasions (0,4 metres per second in the 100m and 1,3 in the 200m). Bolt, by comparison, ran his 9,86 into a slight head wind of 0,2 and the 19,59 in a 0.9 head wind, the latter on a wet track in Lausanne, Switzerland, in cool conditions on Tuesday. The last time the two faced each other, Bolt set his first 100m world record of 9,72 seconds in New York in May last year.

Whether or not this is an indication for Berlin remains to be seen. – Sapa- DPA
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Tyson Gay defeats Powell in men's 100m Golden League Rome 2009
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Tyson Gay defeats Powell in men’s 100m Golden League Rome 2009

Tyson Gay gave notice to world-record holder Usain Bolt by running the fastest 100 meters of the year in 9.77 seconds at the Golden Gala on Friday in Rome.

Gay swept past previous record-holder Asafa Powell 40 meters from the finish in a time that would have been good enough to equal the world record less than two years ago.

 

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Usain Bolt takes 200M  in Lausanne- July 7th 2009 
once again Bolt emerges on top effortlessly 
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Usain Bolt takes 200M in Lausanne- July 7th 2009

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The newly crowned fastest man alive redefines speed and reignites the sport.

THE PHENOM: USAIN BOLT

The newly crowned fastest man alive redefines speed and reignites the sport.

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