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Phelps and Bolt.

Without a doubt, Michael Phelps has been the story of this years Olympics. Just a few days ago in my previous post, Phelps had just won his second gold medal of these Olympics. As of this morning, Phelps has set the record for most gold medals in a single Olympic games with 8! Amazing. Phelps has captured the world’s attention with his dominance, but has done it in humble fashion. You can tell his teammates really respect him and truly wanted to do everything they could to help him win gold. I am glad Michael Phelps set this record, and I am glad he represents our country. Now he can leave these games as the greatest Olympian ever.

One more thing, Usain Bolt is awesome. I have never been a track and field fanatic. I love watching it during the Olympics, but after that there aren’t many chances to watch it. I was BLOWN AWAY by Usain Bolt and the way he won the 100m dash. He made it look easy, and actually pulled up towards the end of the race. That in mind, he STILL set a new world record that he had set earlier this year. Crazy. Bolt is 6’5″ and very lean. To most, he is a freak of nature when it comes to sprinting. Oh, did I mention this is his first year of competing in the 100m sprint? If you haven’t seen this guy run, please tune in this week to see the 200m race from Beijing. It’s the race he is good at!

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  1. Nathan Payne
    August 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    You think the Cowboys could sign Bolt as a wide receiver. With that speed and height he wouldn’t even need to have good hands. If he just catches a third of Romo’s passes he’d still be awesome. He’d be good for endzone dances too.

  2. jeffwilliford
    August 17, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    He could just catch kickoffs and run straight up the field. MAN, Nate, he was FAST. Did you watch it?

  3. Nathan Payne
    August 17, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    You better believe I watched it. It was incredible. Bolt was about tied with everyone at 50m, and by 80m he was sticking his hands out cuz he had it won. So he got that huge lead in only about 30m (ask you mom to check my math here). It was like he said, “OK, time to start running.” And he left them in the dust. Teach him to run a post pattern see if any NFL safety can keep up.

  4. jeffwilliford
    August 18, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Hey, they have done it before. Bob Hayes, Carl Lewis (was courted by NFL teams). Why not? I can’t believe he has been running this race for less than a year. I know its pure speed, but still.

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