The day Usain Bolt set a new world record – level 1


On August 16, 2009, Usain Bolt makes a new world record in the 100 meters. It is in Berlin, Germany.

Bolt is running against the fastest sprinters in the world, but he is the favorite.

Bolt doesn’t have the best start, but soon he is the leader in the race.

In the middle of the race, he is already about 1 meter before the other sprinters.

When Bolt crosses the finish line, the time is 9.58 seconds. It is a new world record. Bolt’s time is 0.11 seconds faster than the record before.

Difficult words: sprinter (a person who runs very fast), race (when somebody tries to be faster than the other people).

What techniques do you think Usain Bolt used to help him reach such an impressive feat?


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