Originally Posted by Bobisback
I dont think that the 200 was effortless, he put everything into it and threw himself at the line. The 100 was nothing for him though.
Had anyone else ran the 200 in 19.30 into a 0.09 (iirc) head wind. Dont think so.
Same goes for Bolt and the above.
I was excluding the world/olympic records, because both guys broke world records with ease. People have won 3 golds on the track before, and it's likely to happen again. No-one has ever won 8 golds at the one olympics (and that is far less likely to happen again), and no-one has ever won as many gold medals as Michael Phelps, period.