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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: