Saturday, August 16, 2008

Where Lightning Strikes

The Earth rotates at 1000 mph but it doesn’t seem like it’s moving that fast. That’s what watching Usain Bolt is like. How can a human move at quantum speeds without being in a hurry?

Say what you will about Michael Phelps, but Lightning Bolt is the stuff of legend. Never before have I seen an athlete dominate the best competition in the world without giving it his or her all. The 6'5'’ Jamaican road runner eased up at the end of the 100m dash to wave his arms and pound his chest in celebration on his way to a gold medal and a new world record.

The Bears’ Devon Hester has a fifth gear. Spanish soccer star Fernando Torres could maybe get it up to sixth. Lightning Bolt coasts in eighth. Speeding near 30 miles-per-hour, the other competitors could only catch a fleeting glimpse of Lightning as he separated himself from the rest of the pack seconds into the race.

Bolt matched his glittery gold track shoes nicely with his new Olympic hardware, Jamaica’s first ever gold medal in the event. He’ll drop the worlds jaw once more in the 200m, his preferred event. I’ll someday tell my grandchildren about the great Lightning Bolt. About the man who moves so fast he looks slow. They won’t believe me, but would you?

Mojokong - mouth agape


  • At 10:49 AM , Anonymous Jeff A. said...

    You hit the nail on the head there Ming. Never before have I seen a human move like that before. Like we were talking at work the other day, I would love to see this dude in some pads and a black and orange striped shirt! Or any other football uniform for that matter.

  • At 11:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I would feel sorry for him if he were in pads and a black and orange striped shirt...

    Could the Bengals D be the slowest in the NFL this year?



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