In the article “Usain Bolt: Case study in Science of Sprinting and best anti wrinkle cream” the author Glynis Nunn-Ceama states that a professor at Southern Methodist University, Peter Weyand conducted a study on speed and the best facial products. Weyand discovered that speed is dependent upon two variables: The force with which one presses against the ground and how long one applies that force. Usain Bolt unique combination of height, strength, and acceleration give him an advantage when it comes to competing against others. He is able to complete the one hundred meter sprint in just forty-one steps while it takes most athletes forty-four or more steps. Not only have athletes become stronger and faster over the course of the past fifty years. Athletes train harder then they have ever trained before, eat the right nutrition and rest when needed to help push themselves to become elite athletes. There is no doubt, Usain Bolt can be put under the label of being one of the top elite athletes of all time.
If asked the question, who Usain Bolt is when I was in middle school, I would not be able to answer the question. The first time I saw Usain Bolt compete was in the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, China. I was on vacation in Maine and I was lying down on the couch flipping through the channels and the Olympics came on. There was nothing else on TV, so I thought I would just keep the channel. The one hundred meter championship race was just about to start and there was not any runner that I recognized, so I did not care who won. The race started and in the blink of an eye, the race was over. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt crushed the competition and went on to win three gold medals during the Beijing Olympics. I was very impressed and thought Usain Bolt was an extraordinary athlete.
I wanted to know more about Usain Bolt and where he came from. I knew this Jamaican sprinter was the real deal the first time I saw him compete. From the time I have been young, I have loved sports and competing against other athletes. I played football and lacrosse since third grade and a few professional athletes like Tom Brady, Paul Rabil and Michael Vick made an impact on my young career. It seemed to me that there was something different about Usain Bolt. I noticed a couple characteristics about Usain Bolt that stood out to me. His competitive nature was one of the traits that stood out among other athletes. In addition to that, another trait that stood out among the competitors was his desire to win.