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Usain Bolt- Sprinting towards immortality

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    Jamaica's Usain Bolt, fourth left, competes in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics. ...

    This was the third time when Usain Bolt ran in the finals of the event at the Olympics. Previously he ran in 2008 and 2012, winning gold in both.

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    Usain Bolt in action. (Photo: AP/PTI)

    He went on to win the 100-meter final for the third time straight, creating a new world record. Carl Lewis won the 100-meter gold in 1984 and 1988 but failed in 1992.

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    Usain Bolt inching closer to victory at 2016 Olympics. (Photo: AP/PTI)

    Starting his career in Olympics in 2008, Bolt won 100-meter, 200-meter and 4X100 meter races.

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    Image provided by OMEGA shows photo finish of men's 100-meter final. Bolt finished the race in 9.8 seconds. (Photo: AP/PTI)

    The image provided by OMEGA shows the photo finish of the men's 100-meter final, with Usain Bolt crossing the finish line in 9.8 seconds.

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    Canada's Andre De Grasse, and Usain Bolt talk following the men's 100 meters during the race at the Olympic 2016 (Photo: AP/PTI)

    In 2012, he went to become the first man in the history of the Games to defend 100-meter, 200-meter and 4X100-meter gold. He is expected to do the same in 2016.

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    Jamica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold in Men's 100m in 2016 Summer Olympics. (Photo: AP/PTI)

    Bolt has also been a champion in World events. From 2009-2015, has won gold in 100-meter, 200-meter and 4X100-meter races.

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    Jamica's Usain Bolt strikes his signature pose after winning the gold in Men's 100m in the 2016 Summer Olympics (Photo: AP/PTI)

    The signature pose. After winning the his first race, Bolt went on to say that he is going to be immortal. Indeed, he is just two races away from achieving that.