Usain Bolt Claims "I'm the Greatest Athlete to Live"


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For the second straight Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt is taking home the gold in the 100 and 200 meter races. And while distinguishing yourself as the fastest man alive is quite an honor, Bolt doesn't want to be seen as just a great track star. “It’s what I came here to do. I’m now a legend. I’m also the greatest athlete to live,” the Jamaican sprinter said after his convincing first-place finish in today's 200m event. 

In backing up his claim, Bolt added, "I've done something that no one has done before, which is defend my double title. Back-to-back for me. I would say I'm the greatest." In addition, Usain holds the world record for fastest 100 (9.58 seconds) and 200 meter (19.19 seconds) times. Still, do all these accomplishments add up to being the greatest athlete to ever live? It's definitely debatable. But hey, if he goes out to Old Trafford, rocks his potential trial for Manchester United and takes the world of soccer by storm, then...well...Jay-Z said it best.

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[via ESPN]

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