Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bolt: Laid back to fast track in 10 flat

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Rosie DiManno | Toronto Star |12 June 09

The joke in Beijing was that Usain Bolt is so laid back it would take him two hours to watch 60 Minutes.

He's on Jamaican time – metaphysically mellow, unhurried; as cool as a long swig on a frost-beaded bottle of Red Stripe.

Except when he runs.

Then he's a blur, all piston-knees and pumping elbows and forward-propelling torque, atypically tall and lean rather than stubby and muscle-bound (if suddenly broader across the shoulders), the traditional prototype for short track specialists.

On the track, Bolt flies, that incredible wingspan tucked in close to his ribs, one foot leaving the ground seemingly before the other has landed, a marvel of human kinesiology.

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