“There is no athlete that can compete with him...he’s a global superstar.”
—Track & Field legend Michael Johnson

"Bolt is very talented.”
—U.S. sprinting star Tyson Gay

“He is the most phenomenal sprinter ever produced by this island.”
Jamaican sports official Howard Hamilton

“It is important to give Usain a moment to relax. He doesn’t get these moments much anymore.”
—Jamaican coach Glen Mills

“He's human, isn't he? I always knew he was human.”

"We have to allow the personality of youth to express itself.”
Jamaican sports official Edmund Bartlett

"Those who have sought to tear him down have learned only how hard he is to tackle from behind.”
—Sportswriter Ryan McGee

"You can compare us as sprinters, but the thing I am most proud of is that I did multiple events and I long-jumped.”
—Track & Field legend Carl Lewis

“To so many, he is the face of Jamaica...He is proud of that, but there is so much pressure that comes with it.”
—Wellesley Bolt

“He's a happy guy, what you see on the track is real.”
Usain’s agent Ricky Simms

"It's hard to say just how fast he can go.”
Sports scientist Scott Drawer

“There's no doubt he's the greatest sprinter of all time.”
Sprinter Richard Thompson

"He is an icon. He is the best sprinter of all time.”
—Olympic President Jacques Rogge

Michael Johnson, 1992 Classic



Carl Lewis, Wheaties box

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