“The Fastest Man In History”- US Olympic Breakout Star Aims To Take Usain Bolt’s Throne

Published 11/09/2021, 9:47 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 14: Usain Bolt of Jamaica points to the sky before winning the Men’s 100 meter final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all time, took track and field to a whole new level and is almost synonymous with sprinting. Not only did he win gold in Olympics eight times, but is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics.

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Bolt holds the record for the fastest 100m and 200m sprints ever, recording 9.58 seconds for the 100m. However, the new kid on the block, the American sprinter Kenny Bednarek, has his eyes on Bolt’s throne.

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Bednarek set on beating Usain Bolt

In the 2009 World Championships, Bolt ran the 100m in 9.58 seconds. The astonishing time set by the Jamaican legend is yet to be truly challenged, and it appears as if it’ll take a long while for it to be broken. It’s been more than 10 years, but no one could beat him despite trying their best.

BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 27: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The American sprinter Kenny Bednarek is one of the challengers and wishes to be the fastest man in history, and break Bolt’s record. Bednarek received a silver medal in the 200 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 19.68 seconds, recording his personal best.

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The Olympian responded during an Instagram Q&A session when a follower asked about his current goal. The reply projected his enthusiasm and willingness to become the fastest.

To be the fastest man in History” Bednarek replied to his fans via his story. The young American currently has a personal best of 9.89 seconds in 100m sprints which he recorded in 2021. While he’s certainly not far, it’s the final few milliseconds that are the toughest to shave off.

Making history requires not only focusing on oneself but working on strategies as well. Earlier, Bolt had revealed that it will take someone with the personality to grab his position. He revealed that someone just needs the courage to get up and decide to be that person.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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