Usain Bolt in super slow motion

I found this slowmotion footage of Usain Bolt (the fastest man on earth) running the 100 meter race. You get a good look at his unique technique.


According to YouTube comments, this is his secret:

  1. Bolts foot plant is directly underneath his hips.
  2. Bolts foot strikes on the forefoot only and drives off the big toe.
  3. Bolts torso stays in a straight line from hips to head with his chest thrust up. When you can keep your body in a straight line like that you can facilitate the largest muscle in the body, the gluteus maximus.
  4. Bolts arms are almost completley in sync. When moving forward his arms stay at a perfect 90 degree angle.
  5. Bolts cycling leg (the leg off the ground) cycles back and nearly touches his butt.
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