Did Lamont Marcell Break Usain Bolt's Record? Here's A Speed Comparison Between The GOAT And The Current Olympic Champion

With 8 Olympic gold medals to his name, Usain Bolt is the GOAT of sprinting. Historically, Bolt is the only sprinter to win the 100m and 200m titles at three consecutive Olympics. However, the Tokyo Olympics 2021 saw a new star, Lamont Marcell Jacobs, taste gold.

Lamont has performed his best at Tokyo

Lamont has performed his best at Tokyo, standing at 9.80 seconds.

Bolt’s 2009 record

Usain Bolt is blessed with speed. Bolt’s 2009 record of 9.58 seconds is hard to break.

Lamont vs Bolt speed comparison

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Lamont Marcell Jacobs achieved a top speed of 26.76 miles per hour to finish the 100-meter race in 9.80 seconds. Still, he is 0.22 seconds away from Usain Bolt's world record set in 2009.

Can Lamont break Bolt's record

Just recently, Bolt himself has stated that there is currently no one who can take his legacy forward in the sport. He believes an athlete has to get up and take responsibility to become the next big thing.

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