Man at His Best

Is This The Most Usain Bolt Photo Ever Taken?

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BY Jack Holmes | Aug 16, 2016 | Fitness & Health

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There was only ever going to be one outcome in the men's 100m dash last night. Usain Bolt returned to the event after winning gold in Beijing and London, and there was a feeling as the group of world-class sprinters lined up that it had to be him. Fast-forward 9.8 seconds and there he was, galloping around the bowl of the Olympic stadium to accept his well-earned appreciation from the crowd. He is the first man to medal three times in this event, and all of those medals are gold.

It wasn't a world record, but it was a dominant performance—so dominant that he had time to look across the line of his opponents and grin at them before gliding across the finish line. Cameron Spencer managed to snap a photo, and while time will tell if it turns out to be iconic, it does immediately prompt a question:

Is this the most Usain Bolt photo ever?

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No, really.


Getty + Cameron Spencer

I mean...look at his face.

Getty + Cameron Spencer

He isn't just joyful and relaxed at the most crucial point of the highest-level, highest-octane event in world athletics. He's joyful and relaxed while destroying the rest of the field. It perfectly encapsulates Bolt in all his cheerful dominance, and brings to mind that unbelievable gold-medal run he had in Beijing eight years ago.

You know, the one where he seemed to almost jog the last ten meters—and make himself an instant household name in the process.

 

From: Esquire US


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