Forget Usain Bolt’s 9.72 World Record!
Forget Ben Johnson!
The fastest recorded 100 meters of all time is Obadale Thompson, who ran 9.69!
Of course, this was at altitude, with a wind of nearly 5 meters per second! That’s over 10 miles per hour!
There are other superhuman feats with the help of Mother Nature or a bit bad luck.
Here is another one of my “favorites”.
This video shows Ivan Pedroso with a 9.20 meter Long Jump, but it was a foul with an illegal wind. Subtract the foul and it’s still over 9 meters!
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.
And who can forget Walter Davis 17.71 meters Triple Jump?