2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12

Olympians Before They Were Stars

Usain Bolt Photo: Rusty Kennedy/AP
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Usain Bolt

Jamaica, 2004 Olympics

Before he turned in super-human performances at the Beijing Olympics, Bolt was quite pedestrian at the Athens Games. He was eliminated in the heats of the 200 meters, running a 21.05 (with a snail-like .254 reaction time) while hampered by a leg injury. Four years later, Bolt ran a world-record 19.30.
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