PUMA Running News Archive
Usain Bolt writes history again as the International Association of Athletics Federation names Usain Bolt, the 2012 “Athlete of the Year.”
Usain Bolt, Aries Merritt and David Rudisha have been shortlisted for the 2012 World Athlete of the Year award by the International Association of Athletics Federation.
Another win for Usain Bolt in 2011 as the IAAF names him “Athlete of the Year.”
By now you know the scoop: Usain Bolt holds World Records for the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m relay and Olympic Records in the 100m and 200m. He has three shiny gold medals that have Olympic memories engraved in them and even more World Championship medals to match. In a word, Usain Bolt is fast. Really fast.
Chalking up yet another historic mark, Usain Bolt takes the gold in the 200 meter dash with a time of 19.40 seconds – the fastest time clocked this year and the fourth fastest time ever run.
After cruising into the semi-finals with a comfortable yet field-leading time of 20.30 seconds, Usain Bolt continued his controlled dominance over the competition with a safe 20.31 second semi-final performance to secure a place in the 200 meter final on September 3rd at 8:20 am EST (21:20 Korean time).
Thursday, September 1st at 10:10 pm EST (Friday, Sept. 2nd 11:10 am Korean time) Usain Bolt will be back in action in his bid to remain the world’s fastest man at 200 meters. If all goes well – as nothing is ever certain in sprinting – Usain will make it through both the qualifying and semi-final heats to secure a
place in the final on September 3rd. Having already posted the year’s fastest time of 19.86 seconds on
June 9th, Usain Bolt will be in an excellent position to vie for another world title, and despite last Sunday’s
unfortunate result, Bolt remains a strong favorite to win.
In a little more than a week, Usain Bolt will toe the line in the 100m heats to start his 2011 Track & Field World Championship campaign to show the world why he's the World's Fastest Man.