Usain Bolt is far from the greatest athlete in the world. I often hear it said that he is amazing, and incredible, and 'the greatest athlete ever' and so-on. Bollocks. That is the biggest load of shit I have ever heard.
So he can run 100 metres really fast. So fucking what? I put it to you, that you could stand up right now and, without changing your shoes or warming up or anything, run 100 metres. As indeed could the vast majority of the world's population (obvious exceptions appreciated of course) The only thing that separates Bolt from the rest of us is the fact that he does it faster. I can write the word 'elephantiasis' faster than anyone else but it doesn't make me the worlds greatest fucking writer now, does it?
Running 100 metres is easy. Pretty much everyone on the planet can do it. Not everybody, however, could stand up and run a marathon. Or go to an ice-skating rink, pull on a pair of skates and execute a triple-lutz or whatever the bloody thing is. Or get an F1 car off the grid without stalling, for god's sake.
Being able to run 100 metres very fast does NOT make you the greatest athlete of all time. It makes you a fast runner. There are literally millions of those. My sister is one. The old guy down the road who kicks a football against the side of his house every Saturday afternoon is too.
Actually, thinking on it some, I have seen Bolt line up to race the 100 metre dash three times. On one of those occasions, he false started and was thus disqualified. Meaning, he can only do something (which the rest of the world can do) 66.6% of the time.
World's greatest athlete, my ass.
And don't get me started on that cat what jumped out of space. Baumgarder or whatever. Jump out of something really high. Big fucking deal. Kittinger did the same thing, like, a thousand years ago.
Do NOT arrest this man.