As I was driving to our pre-camp leaders’ social I heard the commentary to tonight’s 100 metre sprint. How awesome was that race. To run 100 metres in 9.58 seconds is amazing!
The 100 metres is always the big event, but tonight was a massive event. It was the first time this season that Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay have raced this season. The pre-race sounded very interesting with Darren Campbell trying to ignore the cameras, Tyson Gay being focused on the challenge, and Usain Bolt bigging himself up to the camera “I’m ready, are you ready? Let’s go!”
But Bolt then proves himself by destroying the opposition. Tyson Gay ran the fastest time any US citizen has ever run but still looked poor in comparison with Bolt. Bolt’s time of 9.58s is the biggest decrease in the record since electronic timing was introduced in 1968.
We spent time in church this morning reflecting on how we were uniquely created and that “Everything you do is marvellous” Psalm 139:14. Bolt really puts that into practice, what an amazing run.