The Late Movies: Usain Bolt Is the Fastest Man Ever

Erica Palan

Today, the fastest man ever turns 26 years old. Olympic hero Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica on this day in 1986. He is the first man to hold both the 100 meter and 200 meter world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Basically, he should serve as everyone's inspiration to get off the couch and run around the block. But, first, watch six videos about his awesome success.

IAAF World Championship Track and Field, 2009

In 2009, Bolt beat Tyson Gay to set a new word record in the 100 meter run with 9.58 seconds.

IAAF World Championship Track and Field, 2009

He also set a world record in the 200 meter by running it in 19.19 seconds.

Racing Prince Harry

Bolt has a sense of humor about his skills and raced the younger prince of England. Guess who won.

Visiting Manchester United

A huge fan of Manchester United, Bolt swung by to see the team while in England.

In Comparison

The New York Times put together this fascinating video comparing Bolt to previous fast runners.

The Fastest Man Who Ever Lived

This hour-long documentary delves into Bolt's life and training in Jamaica.