Regarded as the fastest human ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He also holds the world record as a part of the 4 × 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events.

Track and field legend Usain Bolt has ruled out lowering his 200m world record.

Bolt, who ran 19.30secs at the Beijing Olympic Games to lower USA’s Michael Johnson then mark of 19.32secs, then followed up a year later in Berlin with 19.19secs, said he would have to leave the mark there.

“After last season I figured out that no matter how hard I work at this point it’s going to be hard to get the 200 metre world record,” added the three-time Olympic Games sprint double champion.

But, what about his other individual record, the men’s 100m – 9.58secs, Bolt said: “So I’ll be focusing on the 100 and 4×100 relay next season.”

“I’m not really worried about world records at this point, just winning. But if I can get through the season without any injuries, then I think that anything is possible.”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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