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BBC film shows how lightning became a Bolt


Tue, Aug 21, 2012

Editor: First, let me say congratulations to the Jamaicans on their 50th anniversary of independence and on the excellent performances of their athletes in the track competitions of 2012 Olympics.{{more}}

I have become interested in the phenomenon that is Usain Bolt and found a BBC documentary video that tells of his childhood, lifestyle and athletic history, including the 2011 World Championship where he false-started and was disqualified. Bolt does a lot of the narration and there are interviews with his parents, trainer and friends as well. Any person interested in watching the video can go to

It was quite an eye-opener. (If the video stops playing to buffer, click pause [ll] for about 60 seconds then click play again.)