Usain Bolt - How To Win The 100m
Saw a doco on SBS about him, this this was from it.
How to win 100m easy!!
1. Be Jamaican
2. Get brought to the USA to train
Only the fittest Slaves made it as far as Jamaica/Carribean when often up to 90% of Slaves died in transit.
3. Be 2 metres tall.
being tall is usually a bad thing when it comes to sprinting. this guy is just on a whole different level.
being tall is usually a bad thing when it comes to sprinting. ...
I made it to state level carnivals in high school a number of times, and every time, I was the shortest dude there.
Whilst being 7 or 8 feet tall might be a liability, being 'above average height' is certainly an advantage in sprinting.
it's been said Bolt's height is not "optimal" if you're talking about sprint theory. However everything about him makes up for it and a whole lot more.