Seven Things You Didn't Know About 'The World's Fastest Man' Usain Bolt

//usain bolt landov

Aug. 5 2012, Published 7:00 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

By Staff

Olympic standout Usain Bolt has done it again: the 25-year-old Jamaican spitfire racked up the second-fastest time in history (9.63 seconds) in the 100 meters in front of 80,000 fans in London Sunday, and looks to do more damage when he lines up for the 200 Tuesday.

We Can Barely Look! US Gymnast Aly Raisman's Parents Squirm During Her Performance

Now, we're taking a closer look at the "World's Fastest Man," whose individuality separates him from the pack.

Article continues below advertisement

5. Against All Odds: The athletic wunderkind was born with scoliosis, a condition that causes spinal curvature on both sides, and has sidelined him frequently in his career. Bolt has a masseuse travel on the road with him at all times, and is gets checked by a specialist two or three times annually.

4. He's good with his feet in more than one way:  Bolt is a big fan of dancing, as he enjoys cutting a step in his native Jamaica. Bolt said he frequently checks YouTube to stay current on all the trendy moves, and will watch himself dance in front of a mirror before doing the dance in public.

Article continues below advertisement

3. He's almost at a million: As of Monday, the fleet-footed runner had more than 990,000 Twitter followers; with the widespread exposure he's had from another successful Olympic run, he's sure to hit the milestone shortly.

2. He can spin: Bolt has plied his craft as a DJ with a sets in locales like France, Germany and his native Jamaica. Prior to his introduction in London, he made gestures as if he were wearing headphones and spinning records.


1. Dominating At Each Stop: Bolt has captured world championships at the youth, junior, and senior levels in his sport, making him one of only eight athletes to do so.



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.