In Zurich, Johnson exploded out of the blocks, reached top speed, then maintained it with his remarkable arm and shoulder strength. Lewis, in alarming contrast, took a few steps and almost had his knee buckle. "I went from first to last in 20 meters," he said. He got going well enough to reach third in 10.25, but that was two meters behind Johnson's 10.03.
"I'm going to see Dr. Stan James, the surgeon in Oregon," said Lewis. "That's it for this year."
Johnson has a few races left, but he will run them without any question as to his superiority. He's the world's fastest human for this year. It's settled.