I was watching NBC's coverage of the Olympics and they crowned Bolt as the greatest sprinter of all time . IIRC, in recent memory Bolt has only lost to Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake , while Rudisha has only lost to Mohammad Aman . It seems as Bolt only loses when he has a bad race, as does Rudisha . So who is more dominant in their event , Usain Bolt in the 100/200 , or David Rudisha in the 800 ?
And from Blake.
We've seen better (albeit from Bolt himself.)
the question was who's the most dominant athlete, not the bigger star.
A totally irrelevant question.
At the pinnacle of sport used to stand the world heavyweight boxing champion.
That was back in the Ali era and before - now it is the fastest man the world has ever seen and he has more personality in that woolly hat he discarded than those Klitschko brothers have had in a lifetime of victories in the ring - and sad to say, also that of Rudisha.
Had you been in the stadium on 100 final night, you would have seen the contrast.
Once Bolt entered the track, nobody could take their eyes off him, he is charismatic and mesmerising like no other athlete I have ever seen.
That is why over 2 billion people worldwide tuned into the 100 final that night.
Drop Bolt into any country in the world (possibly apart from the insular USA) and he would be instantly recognised and mobbed wherever he went.
Dominance? Bolt is Mr London 2012 Olympics himself - without his presence, the Games would have been like staging Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark in the cast.
No he's just running on the fastest tracks loaded fro sprinting. It's no coincidence we are getting more sub 9.9 men all the time.
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Rudisha may be more dominant but his competition is also weaker. He's not lining up against the fastest 800 guys in history but Bolt is racing the fastest sprinters of all time.