Usain Bolt: The 29 Fastest 100m Ever & Doping

Picked up this incredible statistic earlier on a thread in Reddit.

Of the 29 fastest 100m times ever run, 9 of them have been run by Usain Bolt. 

The other 20 have all been run by athletes who have been convicted of doping at some point in their career: Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake.

How you read it depends on whether you are a glass half full or half empty kind of person.

The glass half empty amongst you will say that it’s just a matter of time until Usain Bolt also gets convicted of doping. With samples stored for up to 15 years now it would seem unlikely if he is that he’ll get away with it.

For the optimists like me it shows that sport at its best is stranger than fiction and we’ve been lucky enough to have a superhuman in our midst for the last 10 years. 

Only time will tell and I hope it has nothing but good things to say.

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