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An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays


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Where sprints and relays are now
An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays

Usain Bolt in 2008

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How low can sprint records drop? The question remains open. Jamaica's Usain Bolt began his assult on the 100-meter world record of 9.74 seconds when he posted a time of 9.76 at the Jamaica International Invitational (above) early in 2008. He set a world record of 9.72 seconds shortly thereafter.

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