Though the 100 meter winner has always been declared the “world’s fastest man,” I respectfully disagree. Too much depends on the start.

The 200 is the measure. Congratulations to Bolt, who IMHO could have set a world record that would stand for years had he not been so jacked about blowing out arguably the fastest field ever.

Still, to me, it is the 200 that determines the fastest man on the planet. Start, schmart. If you’re fast enough, you can make up the ground.

Michael Johnson’s 200 record was the fastest a person has ever run. It was magnificent.