Usain Bolt's abilities are well known. As the fastest man alive, it's expected that he'll win his designated races. However, it doesn't seem as though humans should be able to move at the rate of speed Bolt does and every single time we see him go up against the best, we remain in shock over his abilities.
Bolt once again won the 100-meter dash to retain the title of "Fastest Man Alive" and win his third straight Olympic gold medal in the event.
The Jamaican superstar didn't appear to have the best start as American Justin Gatlin blazed to the front of the pack. But Bolt was not to be denied. Down the stretch he found his second gear and made the speedy Gatlin, who would finish with silver, look like he was running at half speed. The world stood, mouth agape, as Bolt cruised over the finish line looking as dominant as ever.
Before Bolt could even start celebrating the internet was doing it for him. From fellow athletes to mere mortals, Bolt's dominance has everyone talking.
Even LeBron James and others from the world of sport had to chime in with a hat tip to the fastest man alive:
Usain Bolt is not real...— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) August 15, 2016
This man is ridiculous!!!!! How he run Gatlin down like that last 30 meters?!!! Still accelerating!!!!— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) August 15, 2016
INVINCIBLE!!! Bolt even putting this man outta of a job. pic.twitter.com/EvvcejBG8o— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 15, 2016
The rest of the world could not contain their excitement, nor their memes, emojis, GIFs and good humor while awed by the greatest sprinter the world has ever known.
Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in the time it took us to write this tweet.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 15, 2016
Watching BOLT run is religious— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 15, 2016
Justin Gatlin's going to be hearing footsteps for the rest of his life.— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) August 15, 2016
No lead is safe— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 15, 2016
⚡️=🐐— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) August 15, 2016
Usain Bolt, the only human with a turbo button built in.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 15, 2016
If you name your kid "Usain Bolt" he pretty much has to do that— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) August 15, 2016
My dog thought she was pretty fast...until she watched Usain Bolt. pic.twitter.com/vfqXNMnUtY— Max Olson (@max_olson) August 15, 2016
when you dominate skee-ball at chuck e. cheese pic.twitter.com/k2bA4nHVMI— nick pants (@nick_pants) August 15, 2016
There is no catching Usain Bolt. pic.twitter.com/4xG0mSGvYM— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 15, 2016
There are few athletes in the world that can universally impress us as much as Bolt can. We should all enjoy what we're witnessing because there may never be another one like him.