If you happened to forget, Usain Bolt recently reminded everyone of how utterly disgustingly fast he is. During the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Bolt ran the final leg for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay final and proceeded to annihilate the competition. Despite that incredible performance, it wasn’t even his greatest showing. To see that you’d have to revisit the 2012 Summer Olympics when he bested the comp with his famed Double Triple, winning gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m relay.
But even despite all of the records he’s broken, there’s one number from Usain Bolt that has always intrigued me the most: 27.44. In miles per hour, that was the speed Bolt was clocked at during a 100m race, the fastest of any human being ever.
With today being his 28th birthday, we’re celebrating his greatness by counting down a few popular animals who couldn’t beat Bolt in a race.
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