As fast as a galloping horse? The numbers behind Bolt's brilliance

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is widely acknowledged as the greatest sprinter of all time.

As the Jamaican prepares to retire after the World Championships in London, here are 9.58 reasons why he deserves to be called a legend, and how he achieved it.


He is the fastest runner in history. Bolt has set the past three world records at 100m, and it is nine years since he first broke it.