Those of you who’ve been reading Starts With A Bang since this last summer may have seen this article I wrote — The Math of the Fastest Human Alive — about Usain Bolt’s world record in the 100 meter dash.
Little did I know what type of interest this would generate. A few weeks after I wrote it, I found that my article was reprinted — verbatim — in the St. Petersburg Times, and then was featured in MacLean’s. And I thought that was going to be it.
But nothing prepared me for what I saw on ESPN today:
This is crazy and awesome at the same time, and something I never expected from just applying a little math to what looked like a very, very fast world’s record!
We now return you to your regularly scheduled astrophysics.