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Usain, a weapon of mass destruction

August 20, 2008 |  7:35 am

Usain Bolt BEIJING -- Usain Bolt, 19.30 seconds in the 200 meters.

Nothing more need be said, except that Michael Johnson set the previous record of 19.32 in 1996 and track experts thought it would last for half a century.

19.30.

-- Randy Harvey

Photo: Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates his world record time and Olympic gold medal in the men's 200-meter finals on Wednesday at the Beijing Games. Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times.

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