Why Bolt bolts.

18 Aug

Bolt wins the 200 m final at the World Championships.
Years ago,m I read of an American competitor at Beijing, calling him, as a compliment, a freak of nature.
Apparently, the ‘short dashes’ that Usain Bolt specialises in are the domain of shorter, much more muscular athletes, who have an abundance of ‘fast twitch’ muscles, needed for that high intensity short burst of speed.
Usain is much too tall, and of entirely the wrong musculature.
But her is is, or to be precise, there he goes.
A lesson for all of us who have ever obeyed the ‘conventional wisdom’ and excused ourselves from achievement.

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