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Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography Hardcover – 12 Sep 2013

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperSport (12 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007371411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007371419
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.3 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since 1977. Along with his team-mates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win 6 Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and a five-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a ‘double double’ by winning 100m and 200m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012), and topped this through the first "double triple" (including 4x100m relays).
His 2009 record breaking margin for 100 m, from 9.69 (his own previous world record) to 9.58, is the highest since records began.


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Very interesting view into his life and what drove him to such heights. I highly recommend this interesting lively book.
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I found this book really enjoyable, it was fun to read and certainly quite entertaining.

BUT it did lack the 'life story' element - the book starts with Usain was already in training and gives pretty much no background stories about him growing up, etc. If you'd like to understand his motivation and journey through his sporting career then this book is for you. If you want something more in-depth and about his real life story then you'll be disappointed.
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It is very good and cool, especially if you like athletics. He really lets you into what happens behind the scenes. LEGENDARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Learnt a lot about Usain Bolt, who comes across as a very likeable person. Never knew how he graduated to 100m so was a good read. Good delivery as well
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Fabulous down to earth account of an extra ordinary athlete and human being's life. An honest account of what life is like, with no pretentious nonsense. An inspirational read for anyone, even those that aren't into sport. An outlook on life that should be applauded.
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I thought this book would be the typical narrative filled with facade and self elevation. However, it was quite the contrast... I could not put this book down. I thought that Usain was quite real in his accounts and shared aspects of his career that most people were curious about: his false start, London 2012 eating and sporting habits etc. There are a few 'take aways' as well- his determination and drive to succeed, manners and respect taught by his parents...this book is great read.
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I am an avid reader and collector of autobiographies this is up there with the best! I really felt taken on the journey with this amazing man...so well written not formulaic as so many other autobiography books...im not into track n field but he drawes you to read every word articulatly written..I felt I was there with him each step of his long journey. It was an education... informative passionate and left in total respect of this charismatic athlete...roll on Rio
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A truely inspirational human being...the book begins talking about a near death experience. A car accident that he had with a couple of friends and his love for speed.. it just shows how humble he is and how hard he has worked to be where he is. He shouldnt be able to run at the speed he can for the size that he is that is why he is a super human. A must read and a truely suprising story of such an incredable mans life
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