The Fastest Man Alive The True Story of Usain Bolt By Usain Bolt
 
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Before he shattered the 100-meter and 200-meter sprint records, becoming the fastest man in the world and a household name, Usain Bolt was just a skinny kid from the Jamaican parish of Trelawny. With humble beginnings, Bolt’s life changed in August 2008 when the Olympic men’s 100-meter starter pistol was followed just 9.69 seconds later by his streak across the finish line and the first of his three gold medals.

In a handsomely illustrated celebration of his influences, background, and career, he shares his story of growing up playing cricket and soccer, and discovering that he could run fast—very fast.

In The Fastest Man Alive, Bolt shares stories of his family, his friends, and the laid-back Jamaican culture and reveals what makes him tick, where he finds his motivation, and where he gets his inspiration. He tells of the dedication and sacrifice required to get to the top and also discusses fast food, partying, dancehall music, fast cars, and that signature lightning bolt pose.
TitleThe Fastest Man Alive
SubtitleThe True Story of Usain Bolt
AuthorBy Usain Bolt
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSports Publishing
Published11 October 2016
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781683580898
Pages288
Dimensions7.00 x 9.00in.
IllustrationsColor photos throughout.

About the author

Usain St. Leo Bolt is a thirty-year-old phenomenon. At the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, he won gold in the 100-meter (9.69 seconds), the 200-meter (19.30 seconds), and the 4x100-meter relay (37.10 seconds), becoming the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984. More astonishingly, Bolt is the first man to set world records in all three events at a single Olympics. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he defended his 100-meter and 200-meter titles, winning gold in both events, shattering the Olympic record in the 100-meter (9.63 seconds), and becoming the first Olympian to win back-to-back sprint doubles. In 2016, in Rio, he extended the winning streak by capturing his third gold medals in the 100-meter final, 200-meter final, and 4x100-meter relay. He lives in Jamaica.

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