Usain Bolt remains undaunted about his world records being broken

ATHLETICS Usain Bolt remains undaunted about his world records being broken

Abigael Wafula 16:47 - 27.12.2023

The world's fastest man Usain Bolt remains unfazed about any athlete breaking his two world records.

Double (100m and 200m) world record holder Usain Bolt remains unfazed about anyone breaking his world records.

The fastest man in the whole world set the 100m world record of 9.58 and the 200m world record of 19.19 at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany and they are yet to be shattered.

Many sprinters have been bullish about breaking the world records but Bolt believes it will be difficult to break his records. Some of the athletes targeting the world records include triple world champion Noah Lyles, Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala, and former World champion Fred Kerley.

Kerley has a Personal Best time of 9.76 while Omanyala, the reigning Commonwealth Games Champion has a Personal Best of 9.77. On his part, Lyles ran his Personal Best of 9.83 in the semifinal of the 100m at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

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“I knew I was going to break the world record because I was in such good shape at the time and I was running great throughout the season. Not worried about any of them. 

"I think the hundred is going to be harder because it’s quicker and if you make a mistake during the race you’re not going to get it. It’s a lot more technical so I think maybe the hundred is going to go last,” Bolt said in an interview with World Athletics.

The multiple Olympic champion also commented on still being known as the fastest man ever as well as his relationship with the fans over the years.

“It’s a great title to have. It’s something that I enjoy hearing and I enjoy knowing. It’s always been so beautiful for me. They give me so much energy.

"I remember even through the World Championships in the pandemic I was like I could not compete in this. By myself in the stadium, I could not because I live so much for the energy and the vibes,” he said.