Usain Bolt is already the baddest man in track & field. This need not be disputed after his showing in Beijing in 2008, his performance in the world championships the following year and his ability to be a consumate showman. Bolt knows the 100M race is the signature event of the Olympic games because it goes back to the most simplistic of measures – one man, his competition and simply making sure his feet cover a certain distance faster than anybody else.

He dances, his warm ups are the stuff of legend, his “To Di World” point after every win is signature. If Michael Phelps dominates week one Olympic coverage simply by being the most dominant athlete in water, Bolt owns the second week because of his larger than life personality and ability to do things not even thought to be possible. Even last night, watching him pull away from the field in the most anticipated 100M final in Olympic history (image left) seemed like it was easy to him. When you realize that 9.8 usually wins this event and everybody save for Asafa Powell who pulled up with a groin injury ran under 10 flat, Bolt’s 9.63 is almost unreal.

Even in his absurd athletic height, Bolt’s actions on the track gain new significance whenever he makes a single move, such as his reaction to an interviewer unaware of the national anthem of the United States during Sanya Richards-Ross acceptance of her gold medal. He paused her questioning of him, her basking in his raidant glow to pay respect to another champion, a neat Olympic moment for a Games that’s already been chock full of them.

Owning the Olympic mark once again is nothing to Bolt, even shaving points off of his own shocking 9.58 world record might bore him. Beating the world in the 200M (and that also means beating countryman Yohan Blake) and then leading the charge for Jamaica in the 4×100 is all Bolt wants to do. Well, that and make sure the ladies of Jamdun pay more attention to him than American Ryan Bailey but that’s a conversation for Black Twitter.

No matter what he does next, you’ll know Usain Bolt as Jamacia’s biggest export since Robert Nesta Marley – owning the world stage with one race at a time.

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