NEW YORK (AP) - Like a bolt out of nowhere, Usain Bolt is now
the world's fastest man.
The Jamaican runner set the world record with a time of 9.72
seconds. That's two-hundredths of a second faster than the old
record held by his countryman, Asafa Powell.
Bolt is listed at 6-foot-4. He created a big-time gap between
himself and Tyson Gay at about the halfway point, then routed him
to the finish line. He set the record at a Reebok Grand Prix event
at Randalls Island in New York.
Gay, the best sprinter in America, finished in 9.85.