It's the most glamourous of sporting events -- the men's 100-metre
It is about speed and skill, muscle and mind, all coming
together in one adrenalin-pumping, lung-bursting, explosive effort aimed
at breaking the barriers of human physicality.
There was a time when a
10.4 second sprint produced gasps of awe. Today, 10.4 seconds wouldn't get
you into an Olympic final.
So ask yourself this -- will the day come
when the nine second barrier is shattered?
If that sounds impossible,
check this slide show out. Trace the evolution of the sprint record. And
you will probably find reason to believe that when a determined man gets
set on the starting blocks, anything is possible.