Usain Bolt, first person to ever win Olympic gold in the 100m three times, is highly regarded as the greatest sprinter of all-time.
But just how fast, exactly, is the world’s fastest man?
He’s been clocked at over 27 miles per hour during the 100m, and he owns a handful of world records. Here’s a complete look at all of Bolt’s best times–both overall and in 2016:
Usain Bolt World Records
Bolt first broke the world record at the 2008 Reebok Grand Prix in New York when he clocked 9.72 seconds. He improved upon his time at the 2008 Olympics, and then again at 2009 World Championships. He owns the three fastest times ever and four of the top seven.
9.58 seconds: 2009 World Championships in Berlin
9.63 seconds: 2012 Olympics in London
9.69 seconds: 2008 Olympics in Beijing
Bolt, who started his career running only the 200m, calls it his favorite event. He broke Michael Johnson’s 12-year world record at the 2008 Olympics and improved that time the following year at the 2009 World Championships. Compatriot Yohan Blake has sinced timed the second fastest time in the world, but Bolt still owns four of the six fastest times ever.
19.19 seconds: 2009 World Championships in Berlin
19.30 seconds: 2008 Olympics in Beijing
19.32 seconds: 2012 Olympics in London
19.40 seconds: 2011 World Championships in Daegu
Usain Bolt Fastest Times in 2016
Interestingly enough, Bolt’s gold-medal winning time at the 2016 Olympics wasn’t even the fastest of the year, as it was just behind Justin Gatlin’s time from the USA Olympic Trials.
9.81 seconds: Olympics Final
9.86 seconds: Olympics Semi
9.88 seconds: Jamaica Racers Grand Prix
Prior to the Olympics, Bolt only ran the 200 once in 2016, but he still managed to clock the fifth fastest time in the world.
19.89 seconds: Diamond League London
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