(Photo: David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
LONDON — This was one for the ages, a record-breaking performance so dominating it electrified everyone who saw it in person at Olympic Stadium, who watched on television around the world and who will watch it in the days and years to come.
Usain Bolt is a once-in-history athlete. On Saturday night, in the final event of the track meet, in what may have been his final Olympic race — or may not, depending on his health and any number of variables — he unleashed raw, primal speed. It was at once fearsome and exhilarating.