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Today In History: May 31st 2008 Usain Bolt Breaks World Record In 100m Sprint
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Today In History: May 31st 2008 Usain Bolt Breaks World Record In 100m Sprint

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Victoria Maduabuchi

May 31st 2008 Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds.

The 6ft 5in, 21-year-old Jamaican, unsurprisingly nicknamed Lightning Bolt in the Caribbean, clocked 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix in the Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island to wipe 0.02sec off the mark set only eight months before that time by his compatriot, Asafa Powell.