Faster Than Lightning: The Life Story of Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt is the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet. Whether you know athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The Jamaican sprinter has won eight Olympic gold medals and 11 world championships, breaking world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay events. He has also won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his infectious charisma - uniting supporters around the world.
In his autobiography, Faster Than Lightning, Usain tells his story in his own words: from humble beginnings in Jamaica, to international stardom at Beijing and on to the new heights of superstardom he has reached since lighting up London 2012. Full of the charm and charisma that has made him the most popular sporting figure of our time and a universal celebrity, this is a book that Usain's millions of fans will love.
Usain shares how he discovered his gift for running as a kid, playing cricket and soccer with his friends. He also reveals how he overcame challenges and setbacks in his career, such as injuries, false starts and doping allegations. He describes his training regimen, his rivalry with other sprinters, his relationship with his coach and family, and his hobbies and interests outside of athletics. He also reflects on his legacy and his plans for the future after retiring from the sport.
Faster Than Lightning is an inspiring and entertaining autobiography that showcases the personality and achievements of one of the greatest athletes of all time. It is a must-read for anyone who loves sports, speed and success.
In this book, Usain also takes us through some of his most memorable races and moments in his career. He recounts how he stunned the world with his 9.69 sec world record in the 100 metres at the Beijing Olympics, despite easing up before the finish line and celebrating prematurely. He also relives his historic 200 metres victory in the same Games, where he broke Michael Johnson's 12-year-old record with a time of 19.30 sec.
He then describes how he defended his Olympic titles in London 2012, becoming the first man to win the sprint double twice at the Olympics. He also reveals how he overcame a false start disqualification in the 2011 world championships to reclaim his 100 metres crown in 2013 and 2015. He also shares his joy and pride in leading Jamaica to three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 4x100 metres relay, setting a new world record of 36.84 sec in London.
Finally, he reflects on his last Olympic appearance in Rio 2016, where he achieved his unprecedented \"triple-triple\" of gold medals in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100 metres relay. He also talks about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017, after winning his final individual world title in the 100 metres in London. He also discusses his attempt to pursue a career in professional soccer, his involvement in various charitable and business ventures, and his hopes and dreams for the future. 061ffe29dd