Usain Bolt: Footage of Jamaican at just 16 is remarkable

At the age of 16, Usain Bolt produced one of the greatest sprinting seasons in youth athletics history.

In the 200m sprint at the 2003 World Youth Championship final, Bolt destroyed the championship record with an astonishing 20.40 second performance.

What makes the run even more impressive is that he was running into a -1.1 m/s headwind, which is proven to significantly impact a sprinter and their time.

It has gone down in record as one of the greatest youth running performances in history.

Bolt broke the World Youth Record just seven days later with an incredible performance of 20.13 seconds.

He also shattered his Junior national record in the 400m race with an incredible time of 45.4 seconds.

Before the retired Olympic champion broke these records in 2003, he ran a 4x400m race where he ran 400 metres in just 44.8 seconds.

Bolt had untold potential in 400m races, at 16 years old, he ran 400 metres in a time of 45.35 seconds in the rain. At 17 years old, he ran 400m in a time of 44.4 seconds.

Just five years later, at the 2008 Olympic Games, Usain Bolt became the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win the 100 metres, 200 metres and the 4 x 100 metre relay in a single Olympics and the first ever to set world records in all three events.

Now retired, Bolt will go down as one of the greatest sprinters in history. Tragically, however, in his last race at the 2017 World Championships, he tore his left hamstring.

Now, Bolt has become a very successful businessman, launching a restaurant chain called Tracks & Record Jamaican, with 15 planned UK locations.

The sprinter has also ventured into the music industry, producing several songs in the last few years.

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