USAIN you are the G.O.A.T.
Usain Bolt is just pure awesomeness when he steps on any track. If your on the Internet now then you’ve seen the videos of Bolt tearing up the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. You ask yourself he can’t possibly be breaking the same records he broke in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, but he is. The 100 meters was the first to be destroyed going from 9.69 down to 9.58. Onto the 200 meters,the ability to run that distance and attain that speed is just so fascinating, easily makes it my personal favorite out of all time trails events. Again his own world record 19.30 shredded to 19.19. Incredible!
I’ve publicly stated on numerous occasions that the 3 greatest athletes I have witnessed in my lifetime is 7 time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, 7 time Most Valuable Player Barry Bonds, and 6 time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Takeru Kobayashi. My list is that, my list, there is not a hint of joking in any of the 3 athletes names.
Armstrong dominated the cycling world and did so after coming back from stage three testicular cancer that spread to his brain and lungs. Did I mention he reps the great state of TEXAS? Enough Said.
As a die hard baseball fan, I can never watch it enough and know it all to well. The ability to hit home runs naturally or chemically engineered does not place Bonds on this list. He did so much more within the game such as stealing 514 bases. He finished top five in numerous statistical categories: runs scored, on base percentage, runs batted in, extra base hits, career leader in intentional bases on balls, career leader in runs created, career leader in base on balls, oh and career leader in home runs. The stats alone should put him there but its his batters eye, none better. Did I mention there where no rules or violations for steroid use within the game till 2005?
Kobayashi is on here cause as a fat man I know the feeling of having a full belly. I’m not a competitive eater just a connoisseur of food. At 128 pounds he produced speed and consumption. Kobayashi once injured his jaw to where he couldn’t open more than the width of a fingertip and still managed to down 63 hot dogs. You weren’t paying attention or might not even had an idea there was an International Federation of Competitive Eating till this trailblazer gave it a face to promote. Did I mention that my last meal on this earth better be a mustard hot dog?
Then Bolt comes onto the scene for the world to see in the 2008 Olympics. I can remember where I was when I first saw him run and who I turned right around and texted so they could tune in for his next race. He had IT, that presence, you where watching something of greatness in the making and this was all during the prelims. Finals no problem, golds without a doubt, slashing world records into pieces, now you’ve got to be kidding. Oh what the difference a year makes. Same race lengths 100,200 meters, Germany is the new country, and new world records are set. Set is probably the wrong word for what he did to his own records but if there’s a man to take them down, it’s the Bolt.
What does these two subject have in common? Well Kobayashi your still my guy, still a top 5 but Usain Bolt just won king of the mountain. Your witnessing it yourself and know. The man from Jamaica is a gold medalist, a world record holder, he is a bolt of lighting. Every time I witness Bolt run, I’m blown away, I’m just amazed to be alive to see him. Did I mention that I never in my life possessed the skill of speed?
Bolt meet Armstrong and Bonds
1st up 100 meters 9.58
2nd up 200 meters 19.19