Chasing Bolt: #7, Why Are Jamaican Runners So Fast? 2008

It's remarkable that a country of 3 million people consistently produces the fastest athletes in the world. Usain Bolt's record-setting performances in the 100m and 200m were complemented by a Jamaican sweep in the women's 100m. There are several reasons Jamaicans are fast. Here's one: track & field is THE sport in Jamaica. Watch this video of the high school championships; no other country goes this crazy over track & field For more information, head over to

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  • Written on: June 16, 2010