Carl Lewis says what lots of us are thinking about sprinter Usain Bolt:
“When people ask me about Bolt I say he could be the greatest athlete of all time. But to run 10.03 seconds one year and 9.69 the next, if you don’t question that in a sport with the reputation it has right now, you’re a fool. Period.”
Chopping .34 seconds off your time in one year is a pretty radical improvement. We’d certainly like to believe such gains are possible via standard training methods. For some reason, though, no elite sprinter has ever managed to do that. Huh.