Usain Bolt is NOT the runaway winner for the “greatest” Olympic runner of all time and NOT the fastest human being alive as claimed by every sports fan.
Sure, he might have a few Olympic gold medals—that’s nine in three cycles; and a few world records— most popularly in the 100m and 200m events; but there is one “runner” that the Jamaican can’t outrun.
Before revealing who is the man faster than Bolt, here are a few Bolt’s (world record) races that have put him atop the world of athletics and also, the Olympics games (with apologies to Michael Phelps).
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Who can outrun Bolt? Who is faster than the Jamaican sprinter?
We can’t find him on the tracks but rather in the pool. The fastest guy to run Rio was American swimmer Ryan Locthe! Bolt might have three gold medals in Rio but here are 3 reasons why Lochte is faster than the Jamaican:
1. Lochte lied about the “robbery” story
The 32-year-old American claimed that he was “robbed at gunpoint” in Rio and that the culprits were allegedly fake Brazilian police officers.
Lochte’s story was controversial and added another black eye for the hosts already struggling with a bevy of failures in Rio; the latter recovered on this one as it was exposed that Lochte was not even telling half-a-truth and that there was no robbery that actually happened.
Instead of a robbery, CCTV footage revealed that Lochte and company vandalized a gas station that contradicted Lochte’s now tall tale.
2. Lochte left his compatriots hanging
After the Americans were exposed, some of Lochte’s teammates had no choice but to confess the truth and talk to the Brazilian authorities. But mainly because some of them were apprehended at the airport and were stopped from leaving Brazil pending investigation.
Lochte left the country before his American teammates could board their plane—in this end; he performed a career-high in running comparable or even better to Bolt’s world records on the track.
3. Lochte half-hearted apology
“I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend — for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics,” Lochte said via Twitter.
“I wanted to share these thoughts until it was confirmed that the legal situation was addressed and it was clear that my teammates would be arriving home safely.”
Lochte “apologized” but most saw it as an empty attempt to try to save face. Many American publishing columnists saw this as a chance to further smear Lochte and they succeeded in making him appear the worst athlete to participate at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Is Usain Bolt the fastest human alive? Ryan Locthe proved that the Jamaican couldn’t up with him in the dash for becoming the most talked about athlete in Brazil.
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