The 19.73 seconds it took Usain Bolt to break the tape in the 200 meter finals of the Diamond League meet in Paris was the quickest 200 meters anyone has run this year, edging Tyson Gay's 19.74 in the U.S. World Championships in June.
For as fast as that is, it's still more than a half-second off Bolt's own world record of 19.19, so you've indeed seen him run faster. Quite likely you will again next month at the World Championships, in Moscow. Until then, here is Bolt jutting out of car that is visibly tilting to one side beneath his weight. Awkward, perhaps, but we may forgive the Parisians. Apparently it was the first victory lap they'd ever hosted.
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