Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Bolt Is Back

I must admit I didn't get Usain Bolt until last night.

I admired him for being super fast but wasn't drawn to all the hype about him. 

Even when we saw him racing in one of the 200m heats at the Olympics I wasn't wowed.

But last night, attending the first night of the Anniversary Games, I was won over.



Arriving on a rocket, he made the stadium come alive.

We had an amazing evening but it seemed like the whole of the stadium was waiting for his moment.

When he ran the last race of the evening, he made it look effortless.

And he still had the energy to do a lap of honour. 

He even took off his trainers and threw them to the countless fans in the crowd.




Amazing. Unique. Legendary. 

We're back at the Olympic Stadium again this afternoon to see some more 2012 heroes, this time of the Team GB variety.

I'm expecting the cheer when Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah enter the track to be 10 times as loud because they are OUR legends.

9 comments:

  1. Lucky you to be there. We watched it on TV. He is a showman. I couldn't get over how he can have such a bad start and yet still just pull away from the rest of the field.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of the athletics

    Leanne xx

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  2. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Have a look at my latest post!

    Leanne xx

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Leanne - and for the Liebster Award. That's amazing! Thank you so much for picking me.

      It is weird how Bolt is such a slow starter but Friday was worse than normal. Talk about moving quickly when you have to. The children I teach could learn a thing or two from him! ;0) x

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  3. That's some entrance! I watched some of the Games on TV yesterday and was quite surprised to see such a huge crowd.

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    1. The crowd was vast. I don't think there was an empty seat. And it was loud! x

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  4. How lovely to be there for this anniversary meet, he is a legend!

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    1. Definitely a legend. The 9 and 10 year olds I worked with in 2011/12 thought he was amazing! x

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  5. What a fun day out! I love to watch running events; all of our children participate in track, and my husband in the high school coach here, so there is a soft spot in my heart for runners.

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    1. Is Usain Bolt as popular in the US as he is in the UK? I think we've somewhat adopted him as a hero here because of Jamaica being in the Commonwealth and so many descendants of Jamaicans living here. I guess you have lots of your own top quality sprinters in the US so don't need to 'borrow' any! x

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