Usain Bolt will go down as one of the greatest runners in the history of sports, winning eight Olympic gold medals and currently holding the fastest time in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races.
While he has looked invincible at times, there is one group who has put a dent in Bolt’s marvelous record: former SEC runners. Every man who was born in the United States to beat Bolt in a race attended a conference school, per NBC Sports’ Nick Zaccardi.
That list includes Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman from Tennessee, who finished 1-2 in the 100 meters in the IAAF World Championships in London over the weekend, Bolt’s last race of the kind before his retirement.
Others that have defeated the world’s fastest man include Michael Grant, Wallace Spearmon and Tyson Gay of Arkansas, Kelly Willie and Xavier Carter of LSU, and John Capel of Florida.
This might be what they mean by SEC speed.