There comes a time when every champion’s day in the sun is past him. That day may not have come for the world’s fastest man just yet, but it sure is looming close.
Usain Bolt had hoped to reestablish himself as the man to beat when he ran in the Jamaican Olympic Trials 200M finals Sunday. Yohan Blake, his training partner and biggest rival, had a different plan.
There was no bad start or distraction this time. Blake just flat out beat Bolt. In all fairness, it was a close race; Blake came in at 19.8 seconds and Bolt 19.83. Then again second place–no matter how close–is still the first loser.