Bolt won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, setting world records in the 100 meters and 200 meters and sharing a third world record with the Jamaican 4×100 meter relay team. At last year’s world championships, he shattered both of his own sprinting records, running the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds and the 200 meters in 19.19 seconds.
Johnson on Sunday became the NFL’s sixth 2,000-yard rusher when he completed his season with 2,006, breaking Earl Campbell’s franchise record of 1,934. The second-year back from East Carolina also broke Marshall Faulk’s NFL single-season record with 2,254 total yards from scrimmage.
At the 2008 NFL scouting combine, Johnson was timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.24 seconds — the fastest time clocked at the combine that year.
According to sources, the one hangup seems to be the length of the race. Johnson wants the race to be 60 yards or less, while Bolt would like it to be longer.
Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, has recorded a special video message of support for all Samoans and Tongans affected by the country’s recent devastating tsunami.
Bolt, a Digicel brand ambassador, called on Samoans and Tongans to stay strong and safe after hearing of the tragedy that struck two weeks ago.
The message has coincided with the The Digicel Tsunami Relief fundraiser reaching more than FJ$850,000. The funds have been raised by the global Digicel family, with contributions from all 32 Digicel operations worldwide.
Digicel Samoa CEO Christian Fruean said, “We’d like to thank the Digicel family worldwide for responding so quickly and coming together in support for the Samoan people. The response is a tribute to our company ethos.”
Since its launch in the South Pacific in November 2006, Digicel has become the fastest-growing mobile operator in the Pacific, with current operations in Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Nauru.
Digicel is the largest telecommunications company in the Caribbean operating in 32 markets worldwide, as well as a new entrant to Central America. The company is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, and superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets.
Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams across the South Pacific including; Fiji Rugby, Digicel Fiji 7’s and the Digicel Cup, Digicel Tonga Ikale Tahi 7s and 15s, Digicel Vanuatu 7’s and 15’s. Digicel is also the proud sponsor of the Vanuatu Cricket team.
Usain Bolt now wears the mantle of Fastest Man Alive having set world records in the 100 and 200 meter sprints at last summer's Olympics in Beijing. Fitting then that he was placed in one of the fastest cars in the world recently to take a stroll around one of the richest places in the world: Monaco. In the principality for the IAAF awards, Bolt was given the keys to drive an F430 along portions of the F1 circuit in the city. You can check out the gallery of high-res photos below while we wait for word on if he set any world speed records in the process.