Bolt Smashes World Record

Usain Bolt shattered the world record for the men's 100 meters today, beating out Tyson Gay in a stunning 9.58-second run. The time was eleven-hundredths of a second faster than his world-record performance at the Beijing Olympics, where he appeared to stop sprinting at the end of his run but still picked up a gold medal. Tyson Gay "ran the race of his life," The New York Times reports, and finished at a remarkable 9.71 seconds, a U.S. record. But the 22-year-old Bolt was too fast for him—he finished the race by pounding his chest and loping on for another 200 yards. Bolt's training was hampered by a minor car wreck in Jamaica in April.