5 Things to Know: The Past Weekend at the Olympics

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The five things you should know if you were only going to know five things about this past weekend at the Olympics.

1. In the sense that human evolution is a gradual, linear change, Usain Bolt isn’t human. You’re not supposed to look comfortable while you’re running faster than any (supposed) human being ever has, but Bolt really does. In maybe the greatest 100m field of all time, he won gold with an Olympic-record time of 9.63. Bolt’s countryman—and supposed rival—Yohan Blake finished in second with a 9.75. Americans Justin Gatlin (9.79) and Tyson Gay (9.80) finished third and fourth, respectively. For some context, 9.89 was good enough for silver in Beijing, while 9.84 would’ve been good enough for gold in every Olympics before 2008—or Pre-Bolt.

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