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September 28, 2009

Usain bolts into Bristol

Photos by Kiernan Majerus-Collins

Senior reporter, Youth Journalism International


BRISTOL, Conn, U.S.A. -- Usain Bolt, the world's fastest human, raced against 11 ESPN employees at the company's Bristol, Conn. campus today. The race included two Sportscenter anchors. After a “practice run,” in which all but one ESPN worker ran but Bolt didn't, he easily mosied to a first-place finish. After his victory, he quipped, “Do I get a medal or something?” The “ESPNers” had varied excuses, including that they were winded from the first run and that their shoes were untied. ESPN employees were packed five deep along the 100 meter course on a paved road. -- Kiernan Majerus-Collins

YJI senior reporter Kiernan Majerus-Collins took these photographs at the event:


Runner Usain Bolt easily outpaces ESPN workers in a race at the Bristol campus of the worldwide leader in sports.


The fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt, stretching before the race.

The world's fastest feet.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt celebrates with fans at ESPN, including Nicole Porter, left, who ran track and field at Temple University. Porter, whose family is from Jamaica, works in marketing for ESPN.


Here is a story that Jamaican teen Tamari Miller wrote about Bolt and others during last year's Olympic games.


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