When Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the mens 100m on Saturday night, he did so pretty comfortably. Bolt started celebrating his victory with about 20 meters left in the race, yet somehow still managed to break his own world record by finishing in 9.69 seconds.
Imagine what time Bolt could have posted had he run hard the entire 100 meters? That’s what a lot of people are wondering right now, and some are even wondering if Usain slowed down on purpose. A lot of runners have clauses in their endorsement contracts that call for a nice bonus when they set a world record, and there are now rumors Bolt slowed down on purpose to make more money in the future.