Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes
Who was the fastest man in the Olympics?
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, that would be Usain Bolt of Jamaica who set an Olympic and world record in the 100 meter dash at 9.69 seconds at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
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Who is the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt or Xiang Liu?
Who is the fastest athlete?
Generally speaking, the term 'fastest athlete' or 'fastest man in the world' is used with the person that holds the world's record in the 100 meter dash. That man is Usain Bolt who ran a 9.69 at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. J.C. Owens better known as Jesse Owens set the record in the Hitler Olympics as they were known in 1936.