If Michael Johnson was still running or if Usain Bolt was on the scene in the 90s, who would be the more dominant of the two sprinters?

Johnson ran a then world record 19.32 to take Olympic gold in 1996, which was lowered to 19.30 by Bolt to win at the Beijing edition of 2008 and further bettered to the current mark of 19.19 at the 2009 Berlin Worlds. Bolt then lowered the record in 2009 to 19.19secs

The American, who was speaking on Wednesday’s Today as part of their Where Are They Now series, leading up to the summer Olympics in Rio, believes he would beat Bolt every day.

“I win every day. Every time we line up, I win. Guaranteed,” said Johnson with a big smile when asked, if given the chance to turn back the clock, who would win in a race between himself and Bolt.

Johnson still holds the men’s 400m world record of 43.18 while Bolt is also the 100m record holder at 9.58.

5 COMMENTS

  1. “I win every day. Every time we line up, I win. Guaranteed,” said Johnson with a big smile when asked, if given the chance to turn back the clock, who would win in a race between himself and Bolt.

    That comment alone goes to show it was all in fun. And even still Bailey was NOT the fastest man in the World at the time.

  2. Johnson had a chance to prove that he was the fastest man when he lined up against Donovan Bailey in the 150m and claimed a pull up instead of a a win. His country men boosted him in believing that he was faster than Bailey. It turned out that Bailey who is a born Jamaican was forever faster. Mr Anthony Foster do you not research these athletes history before you write these articles boosting these athletes seeking a come back on Media Track.He could not beat Donovan Bailey when he was in his prime.

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