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‘World’s fastest man’ Bolt says 9.4s is ultimate human limit in 100m

The Jamaican ace holds world records of 9.58s for the 100m and 19.19s for the 200m.

Written by Agencies | London | Published: July 24, 2012 5:10:32 pm

The world’s fastest sprinter,Usain Bolt,has said no matter how much an athlete trains,it is impossible to cross the 9.4 seconds mark in a 100 meters race.

Bolt said he was confident he could touch the 9.4 seconds mark,but when,even he doesn’t know.

The Jamaican ace holds world records of 9.58s for the 100m and 19.19s for the 200m,which he set at the 2009 World Championship in Berlin,but Bolt still insists there is room for improvement.

“I know I could run 9.4 seconds for 100 meters,” The Sun quoted Bolt,as saying.

“You can’t be sure when or where you can run a time like 9.4. But the major competitions are when I take it really seriously and shine through — that’s business time,” he added.

Injury scares in the lead-up to the London Olympics and the threat from training partner Yohan Blake have added to the motivating mix for Bolt,and if he gets himself into top shape we could witness more amazing athletics feats.

Surprisingly,Bolt recounts how his Berlin 100m was far from the perfect race,as his drive phase out of the blocks was too short,he got too tight in the middle phase and his head was rocking all over the place.

But,even when absolutely everything comes together,the Jamaican reckons the human body can only go so fast and that eventually it will hit the limit. For Bolt that limit is 9.4 seconds.

Bolt said: “It is impossible to run 9.2. The body isn’t made to go that fast no matter how hard you train,how good a shape you’re in or how good your technique.”

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