By Jamie O'Keeffe(Contributor) on September 21, 2012
After an age in which practically every "fastest man" in the world was greeted with suspicion, or at best acted with cringe-inducing arrogance, the jet-heeled wonder that is Usain Bolt has taken track and field onto a new plane over the past four years.
It’s generally accepted that the 6’5" phenomenon wasn’t quite at peak fitness prior to the London Olympics, and that he came through with flying black, yellow and green colours was a source of much relief as well as rejoicing.
The giant Jamaican’s unrivaled appeal goes far beyond his running prowess. Though he fell a few fractions of a second short of his stellar Beijing best in the land of "Blighty," there was universal...